Ethan Couch captured in Mexico

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Wanted poster for Ethan Anthony Couch. Couch is the teenager who killed four people and injured several others while driving drunk on a Texas road according to police. Couch’s lawyers had argued that the teen’s parents deserved much of the blame. They even called a psychologist who testified that Couch, who was 16 at the time, suffered from “affluenza” — meaning he was a rich kid whose parents didn’t set limits for him.

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Mexican authorities have detained so-called “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch and his mother near the popular Mexican Pacific beach resort town of Puerto Vallarta, officials briefed on the matter told CNN.

Couch went missing earlier this month, two years after he made national news when he was sentenced to probation for a drunken driving crash that killed four people. Couch is expected to be turned over to U.S. Marshals, who have spent weeks searching for him. He is wanted by authorities in Tarrant County, Texas, for allegedly violating probation.

His mother was listed by Texas authorities as a missing person after her son’s disappearance, and the authorities said they believed she was assisting her son.

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