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'Affluenza' teen jailed in Texas for probation violation

9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, January 02 2020 Jan 2, 2020 January 02, 2020 3:02 PM January 02, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas man who used "affluenza" as a defense at his trial for killing four people while driving drunk was arrested Thursday for a probation violation. Court records show 22-year-old Ethan Couch was booked into a jail in Fort Worth after he tested positive for the psychoactive compound in marijuana. Couch's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Jail records do not indicated that he has a bond. Couch became know as the "affluenza teen" after a psychologist at his trial said his actions in the 2013 crash were caused by "affluenza," or irresponsibility due to family wealth.

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