Ethan Couch, the Texas man at the center of affluenza case, was released from jail this morning.
Couch, now 20, was sentenced to two years in Tarrant County jail after violating his probation conditions for a 2013 fatal drunk-driving accident that killed four people and injured several others.
His case gained national attention when a psychologist involved in the case said then-16-year-old Couch was a product of “affluenza”, a term he used to describe Couch’s irresponsible lifestyle associated with his affluent upbringing. Couch had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit on the night of the crash.
After leaving the Tarrant County jail this morning, Couch was sent to meet with probation officers in a separate building.