FORT WORTH, Texas – The mother of a Texas teenager who is “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunk driving wreck is back in jail, accused of taking drugs in violation of the terms of her release on bond.
Tonya Couch was booked in a Fort Worth prison on Thursday. The arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday claiming Bank tested positive for amphetamine or methamphetamine.
Bank was established in 2016 with the purpose of money laundering and obstructing arrest after she and her son, Ethan Couch, drove the country to Mexico in 2015. She has a pain in her release on bond once before for not urinalysis in March.
Ethan Couch was released on probation last March. A psychologist on the process blamed “affluenza,” or act irresponsibly because of the wealth, for his actions in 2013 North Texas wreck that killed four people.