Mother of "affluenza" teen is jailed in Los Angeles

December 31, 2015 7:18 PM

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Mother of "affluenza" teen is jailed in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The mother of a fugitive Texas teen known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident will likely remain jailed for several days in Los Angeles after being deported from Mexico, investigators said Thursday.

Tonya Couch and her 18-year-old, Ethan, were taken into custody this week in Mexico, where authorities believe the pair fled in November as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation.

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