My 2 Cents: 'Affluenza' Teen, Mother Arrested After Being On The Run

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 10:38 pm
By: News 9

The teenager who was "too spoiled" to understand it was wrong for him to get drunk and crash, killing four people, has been found in Mexico.

I told you last week, Ethan Couch and presumably his mother, took off in her pickup because they feared he had violated his probation and would be sent to jail.

Well, authorities found them, hiding out in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and look how different Couch looks with his hair dyed dark.

He and his mom will be brought back to Fort Worth to face the music.

But you may be surprised to learn that this kid, who never seemed to show any remorse for that deadly DUI crash two years ago, whose lawyers convinced a judge he suffered from "affluenza" and didn't understand the consequences of his actions, this kid who got probation and nothing more, will at most spend four months locked up for fleeing the country.

It looks like that's the harshest punishment the system can administer, this time.

His mother, his enabler, could get up to 10 years for her part in helping him run.  

And just to throw a little gas on the fire, she's going to have to explain what the sheriff said was a going away party they had before the mom and son fled the country.

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.