Texas teen avoids jail time after fatal car accident

Ethan Couch, 16, responsible for causing a fatal Texas car accident, was sentenced to ten years of probation on Wednesday, February 5.

The June 2013 accident resulted in the death of four people. Couch was driving under the influence at the time of the accident. In addition to probation, Couch was ordered to get treatment at a rehabilitation facility. 

Couch’s lawyers argued that his privileged upbringing foiled his ability to make responsible decisions.

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