— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) December 29, 2015
From the original CNN article:
Mexican authorities have detained so-called “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch and his mother near the popular Mexican Pacific beach resort town of Puerto Vallarta, officials briefed on the matter told CNN.
Couch, 18, went missing earlier this month, two years after he made national news when he was sentenced to probation for a drunken driving crash that killed four people.
Couch is expected to be turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service, who have spent weeks searching for him. A spokesman for the service declined to comment…
At the time of his conviction, prosecutors said Couch could be incarcerated up to 10 years for violating his probation terms.
Too bad the prosecutors probably won’t ding him with some of the ever-popular “being a nuisance to law enforcement” charges, though. (Yeah, that’s not the technical term, but y’all know exactly what I mean even if you’re not lawyers, either.)