Officials: 'Affluenza' Teen, Mother Detained in Mexico

December 29, 2015 6:50 AM

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Authorities said a Texas teenager serving probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck after invoking an "affluenza" defense was in custody in Mexico, weeks after he and his mother disappeared.

The public affairs department of the prosecutors' office in Mexico's Jalisco state confirmed that 18-year-old Ethan Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, were detained in Puerto Vallarta around 6:00 p.m. Monday. No further details were immediately available.

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