Mom of 'affluenza' teen jailed in Los Angeles after deportation from Mexico

December 31, 2015 3:45 PM

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The mother of a fugitive Texas teen known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident is jailed in Los Angeles on Thursday after being deported from Mexico, police said.

An LAPD fugitive task force picked up Tonya Couch shortly after 1:30 a.m. at Los Angeles International Airport and took her to the Metropolitan Detention Center, according to Officer Norma Eisenman. Her 18-year-old son, Ethan Couch, remains in a Mexican jail.

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