Mother of 'affluenza' teen taken to Texas jail
FORT WORTH - The mother of a fugitive teen who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken crash has arrived at a North Texas jail.
Video footage showed Tonya Couch exiting a vehicle Thursday inside the Tarrant County jail in handcuffs and leg irons, accompanied by Sheriff Dee Anderson.
Couch faces a charge of hindering the apprehension of a felon. She's expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon.
Her son, Ethan Couch, remains at a holding facility in Mexico City.
Authorities believe she and her son fled Texas in November as prosecutors investigated whether Ethan Couch had violated his probation in the deadly 2013 drunken-driving wreck. Couch received only probation after a defense witness argued that Couch had been coddled by his wealthy parents, a condition the expert called "affluenza."
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