'Affluenza Teen' Will Spend 2 Years Behind Bars — Maybe
A judge sentenced Ethan Couch to 180 days in jail for each of the four people he killed in a drunk driving crash, but that's not set in stone.By Katie Link | April 13, 2016
The so-called "affluenza teen" who made headlines again after running away to Mexico with his mom after allegedly breaking his probation now faces jail time.
Ethan Couch appeared in adult court for the first time Wednesday — just two days after turning 19 — and was handed a jail sentence of almost two years.
But the punishment he faces isn’t for running away to Mexico and spurring an international manhunt — it’s for a fatal drunk driving crash.