Texas “Affluenza” Teen Arrested in Mexico

December 29, 2015, 5:51 PM UTC
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The Texan teen who became infamous in 2013 after killing four while driving drunk has been caught in a Mexican resort town after breaking the terms of his probation.

Ethan Couch, who is now 18, was arrested with his mother on Monday night in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, after fleeing the country and being declared a fugitive. At the time of his disappearance, officials were investigating the teen for violating his probation after a Twitter user posted a video of a man who appears to be Couch drinking at a party, according to The New York Times.

Couch gained notoriety two years ago, when a psychologist testified that the teen shouldn’t be held accountable for the deaths because his wealth and privilege distorted his worldview, giving him “affluenza.” The then-16-year-old was given probation but no prison time, fanning the flames of public outrage over the disparity in sentencing between wealthy white Americans and minorities.

It’s still not clear how or when the Couches absconded to Mexico.