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Teen who kills 4 in drunk driving accident avoids jail

Allegedly suffers from "affluenza," where he's too rich to know right from wrong

The Daily Beast

DALLAS, Texas — A 16-year-old who killed four people in a drunk driving incident this summer was spared jail and sentenced to 10 years probation after his attorneys argued he suffered from "affluenza," a psychological condition due to his parents never teaching him right from wrong.

Ethan Couch had a blood alcohol level of .24—triple the legal driving limit for an adult—and was on Valium when he lost control of his pick-up truck and crashed into a broken-down car on a rural road in Texas. Along with the four who died, 11 were injured and one remains paralyzed.

?In the trial, a psychologist argued Couch had "freedoms no young person should have," and he was estimated to have the emotional age of a 12-year-old.

Full story: Teen Who Killed 4 Avoids Jail



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