What happened to the ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch. There is a history of a family, it is breaking the law

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Ethan Couch is going to be free after serving two years for a probation violation.

Ethan Couch, the Texas, the defendant, who is the “affluenza” defense to get the charges that he killed four people while drunk driving in 2013, and was in legal trouble earlier this year.

However, his family has a history of breaking the law. The Banks’ legal woes, which date back to at least the end of the 1980’s, the records show.

Before long, Ethan Couch and his family became notorious for using the “affluenza” defense, and they have had several run-ins with the law, they are often concerned with the authority of, or reliance on their personal power in order to get out of trouble. In the incident, a total of at least 20, ranging from speeding tickets and a financial dispute reckless driving, and assault, a review of police and court records shows.

Here is their story.


In January, He was released from a Texas prison after prosecutors raised questions about a drug test, which was the impetus for the alleged probation violation.

He was arrested last month after a probationary period, officers reported that a drug-monitoring patch that he has returned a “weak positive” result for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, District Attorney Sharen Wilson said in a statement. However, it is also possible that the patch is with legal CBD oil, and do some more testing just to be sure, ” she said.

Ethan is now 22, was convicted and sentenced to 10 years of probation after a 2013 murder trial, where a psychologist testified that Couch, who was 16 years old at the time of the crash, has been influenced by the ‘affluenza’, or the necessity caused by the family’s wealth.

His parents sent him to a treatment facility in California at one point.

In the heart of the ceo, Jamison Monroe, Jr., told the AP that the Bank “had no structure, no good role models, and certainly not of the world” when he was growing up.

In 2012, a Fort Worth police officer drove by a Dollar General store in Lakeside, a small town on the outskirts of Fort Worth, and noticed a black pick-up truck that was parked with its lights on.

Spakes, the officer found a drunk Ethan Couch, with a girl. According to court records, the Bench told the Spakes that he had stopped to urinate and had to have a drink, maybe two. Spakes, described him as “very arrogant, a smart-mouth kid who was a bit of a stance with authority,” records show.

“I have oral to have him trying to get him to see how badly he was in trouble,” Spakes wrote in a report. “He’s having a hard time with, listening to, and coming from a family of wealth, and he seems to think that he has the privilege and the right to not take responsibility.”

Bank has finally acknowledged his behavior was wrong, Spakes wrote. However, when a second prosecutor, Lee Risdon, from the Shores of the lake, the police, and gave the Bank his consent, and the teenager replied: “‘Thanks for ruining my life,” [ … ] as if it was the fault of the police,” the report said.


A month later, a municipal court judge gave the Bank six months on probation, for the possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor. The judge ordered him to have an alcohol-awareness course and 12 hours of alcohol-related services provided to the public by June 19.

The data indicate, a Bank and four days before the deadline, they organized a party at the family’s second home outside of the Fort Worth suburb of Burleson.

That is the party that would lead to death.

On the 15th of June, 2013, the Bank had lost the control of his family’s pick-up truck, when he and his friends had played beer pong, and drinking beer stolen from a Walmart. He veered into a crowd of people helping the driver of a disabled vehicle on the side of the road.

The crash fatally injured, the stranded motorist, as a youth minister, who stopped to help her, and a mother and daughter, who came out of their nearby house for help.

The victims were Hollie Boyles, 52; Shelby Boyles, 21; and Brian Jennings, 41, Mom, Female, 24.

Couch, 16 at the time of the crash, had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit for adult drivers in a crash.

The investigators estimated his speed was around 70 km / h to 40 km / h zone.

As a psychologist, that is, an evaluation of the Bank in 2013 launched the “affluenza” term on a trial basis by reference to the Bank’s being spoiled by his wealthy parents. He testified that the Bank has not learned anything from the first incident, court records show. The teen didn’t think he had done something serious, the Dr. G. Dick Miller, said, ” his mother lied to his father.

Bank has also taken the abuse of the substances, Miller testified. “I think that’s what he thought,” I can get away with this.”… That was what he had been taught.”

Miller has suggested that the Bank should be separated from his parents, who he said had “taught him a system, that is, 180 degrees of the action. If you are angry with someone, say you’re sorry.” In this family, if you hurt somebody, send us some money.”

He was later detained after attending a party where alcohol was served, and then fled to Mexico with his mother to avoid punishment. He was to be released in 2018, and after serving a nearly two-year prison sentence.


Tonya Couch’s encounters with the law include a 2003 and reckless driving, the case in which the court records will say that they are intentionally forcing drivers off the road. She pleaded guilty, was fined and received probation, records show.

At the beginning of 2005, they lied about it, which loads a form for the renewal of her nursing license. Regulators and supervisors proved to be many years later, and took action. She failed to show up for 2012 at a disciplinary hearing, and the loss of the vocational nursing license.

Tonya Couch, is currently awaiting trial on a charge of hindering apprehension of a criminal and money laundering, arising out of, where they are, and He fled to Mexico at the end of 2015.


She has been in and out of jail ever since.

At the beginning of 2015, Tonya Couch, was cited after leaving the scene of an accident that they caused. Prosecutors later dismissed the case, according to court records.


Fred Couch, the roof and the construction company, Cleburne sheet metal, was sued in 1996 for about $ 100,000 in debt. Two of the plaintiff companies, and alleged that he was trying to move assets in and tried to get to him and Tonya Couch, court records show. The couple failed to show up for both depositions. A judge will be punished for them, and gave them a time limit to pay for it, they missed it by several weeks.

Three years later, Fred’s Bank and served as a supervisor of a contractor who is contracted to his company, the man told his workers to stop the use of an unsafe table saw, according to an arrest report. Bank, drove away, and later he was for a few days in jail and two years probation for the attack.

In 2009, Fred’s Bank is confronted with accusations that he sexually harassed a female employee, then fired her when she complained. Court records show that he denied touching her inappropriately and showing her sex videos in, among other things. The case was settled on undisclosed terms with a year later.

Fred’s Bank, was established in September 2014 by falsely identifying themselves as a Bank by the police. According to the report, he told of a, North Richland Hills, Texas, and executive director in responding to a disruption, that he had been “I have Your police gear in the truck.” He is depicted with a shield-style badge.


He was convicted in December of 2016, and up to a year’s probation.

In September of last year, the father was charged with assault arising from an incident in which he allegedly choked his girlfriend, according to Texas prosecutors.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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