‘Affluenza Teen' Ethan Couch Released From Jail Days Before His 21st Birthday

Ethan Couch was 16 years old when he struck and killed four people while driving drunk in 2013.He was spared jail time at first, but spent the past two years in the Tarrant County jail for violating the terms of his probation and fleeing to Mexico with his mom.The so-called "affluenza teen" is a teen no more. Just a little more than a week away from his 21st birthday, he's getting a second chance at life.Couch walked out of the county jail on Monday, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, and got into a black Tesla that drove off. He did not speak to reporters.Couch isn't completely a free man.He'll have a GPS monitor strapped to his ankle and a 9 p.m. curfew. A substance-abuse test patch will monitor his alcohol use. And if he drives, he'll have to use a camera-equipped ignition interlock that will keep him from driving if he's intoxicated.It's unclear where Couch will live.His mother, Tonya Couch, remains in jail after her arrest last week over an alleged violation of her bond conditions. She's accused of helping her son flee to Mexico and faces charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering.  Continue reading...

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