An arrest warrant has been issued for ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch

Ethan Couch, known for using the “Affluenza Defense,” was issued a warrant for his arrest after he violated probation, according to the family’s attorneys.

Couch, who was spared jail time after killing four people while drunk driving, was reported to be unreachable when his juvenile probation officer attempted to contact him for the last “several days.”

“It’s our understanding that the court has issued a directive to apprehend to have Ethan detained because he is out of contact with his probation officer,” his attorneys said.

Couch was sentence to 10 years probation in December of 2013 and required to attend a rehabilitation facility for the of killing four people and severely injuring two others. The light sentence sparked national outrage when Couch’s defense team successfully used a psychologist’s testimony that the young teen suffered from a form of “affluenza” due to his family’s wealth and the dysfunctional relationship he had with his parents, which supposedly left him with little to no sense of responsibility.

Police are now looking into a video posted on Twitter of several young men and what appears to be Couch, playing a game of beer pong. According to the terms of his probation, Couch is restricted from driving, drink alcohol or using drugs. Violation of that agreement could result in a jail sentence of up to 10 years.

Couch’s attorneys are also launching their own investigation into the matter and if in fact, he actually violated any of his probationary terms. His case still remains open in juvenile court, but the Tarrant County district attorney’s office has yet to file a motion to move it to adult district court when Couch turns 19 in April.

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