'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch prepares to leave jail Monday

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch prepares to leave jail Monday

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch prepares to leave jail Monday

20-year-old Ethan Couch was released from a Texas Jail Monday morning.

Tarrant County sheriff's spokesman David McClelland says Ethan Couch was released Monday from the county jail near Dallas after serving almost two years for a revoked probation.

Ethan Couch, imprisoned for a 2013 accident that killed four people when he was a teenager, was released from custody in the afternoon, Tarrant County Sheriff's spokesman David McClelland told AFP.

Couch earned his nickname when a psychologist testified on his behalf, saying he suffered from "affluenza", which made him incapable of fully accepting responsibility. Four people were killed.

Couch was charged with manslaughter after the June 2013 crash.

A judge then sentenced Couch to ten years of probation, causing outrage among the public.

"We'll continue to watch him, because we have a partnership with Tarrant County to make sure that he at least adheres to all his rules of probation", Colleen Sheehey-Church, president of MADD, told KTVT. Shortly after that, a beer pong video surfaced, appearing to show Couch violating his probation by being at a party with alcohol.

Inside the courthouse Couch was expected to be fitted with a SCRAM device, a GPS-enabled ankle monitor that will track his location and monitor him for alcohol use for the next six years.

He has spent his first few minutes out of jail in a probation office and has yet to step into the sunshine for the first time in almost two years.

Couch had been serving four consecutive 180-day stints in jail - for a total of 720 days - as a condition of his probation, which was modified by Judge Wayne Salvant in 2016 when Couch's case was transferred from juvenile to adult court.

Couch slammed his pickup truck into a 24-year-old stranded motorist, Breanna Mitchell, as well as three others who had stopped to help her.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has spoken out against couch getting probation from the beginning. Investigators discovered he had fled to Mexico with his mother, Tonya Couch.

Tonya Couch will go to trial in May over charges of obstructing the apprehension of a felon as well as money laundering, according to The Fort Worth Star Telegram.

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