Mexican authorities have detained the “affluenza” teen and his mother near a Mexican beach resort town, CNN reports. U.S. Marshals and the FBI have been looking for Ethan Couch for weeks.
Two years into his 10-year probation for killing four people in a drunk driving incident, Couch, 19, went missing earlier this month after allegedly violating his probation.
A Tarrant County judge issued a warrant for his arrest two weeks ago. His mother, listed as a missing person, was believed to be helping him.
Citing “officials briefed on the matter,” CNN reports Couch, who is expected to be turned over to the Marshals, was detained in Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, about a three hour flight from Dallas. These people could have gone anywhere in the world, and they went on vacation.
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