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Tonya Couch, Affluenza Teen Mom, Violated Bond With Drink?

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In this handout photo provided by Lon Evans Correctional Center, Tonya Couch appears for a booking photon on Jan. 7, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Lon Evans Correctional Center via Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 08:22 AM

Tonya Couch, the mother of so-called "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch, may have violated bond of her probation by drinking last week, according to Tarrant County prosecutors who filed a motion Tuesday.

Tonya Couch had been free on bond as she awaited trial on charges of money laundering and hindering apprehension when she allegedly ran to Mexico with her son, now 20, in late 2015 when his probation faced revocation, KDFW-TV noted.

Prosecutors in their motion charged that she had "failed to abstain from the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages," a condition of her bond, reported the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. KDFW-TV stated that court documents charged that she drank alcohol on June 16.

Tarrant County district attorney spokeswoman Sam Jordan declined to comment, cited a gag order placed on the Couch case by state district Judge Wayne Salvant, the Star-Telegram reported. Tonya Couch's initial bond conditions set last August said she could possess but not drink alcohol.

After Tonya Couch took a job as a bartender – which had been approved by the county probation office – Salvant modified the bond restricting her to not possess alcohol but also allowed her to remove her GPS ankle monitor, the Star-Telegram said.

Ethan Couch is currently serving a two-year jail sentence for violating his probation for the 2013 drunk driving accident that killed four people in Texas when he was 16. Despite the deaths, Couch was sentenced to 10 years' probation after his attorney made what was called an "affluenza" defense.

ABC News reported that psychologist G. Dick Miller testified on Couch's behalf, arguing that Ethan Couch should be in a rehab facility instead of serving a jail term. Miller argued that Couch was raised by his parents with "no reasonable boundaries," and was taught by them if he hurt someone, he could send money.

But others have argued that there is no medical basis for "affluenza." Frank Farley, a former president of the American Psychological Association, called it "pop psychology at its worst example," reported ABC News.

The Star-Telegram reported that Ethan and Tonya Couch went missing after he skipped a probation appointment in December 2015. They were found weeks later at a Mexican resort town and brought back to Texas by law enforcement.

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Tonya Couch, the mother of so-called "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch, may have violated bond of her probation by drinking last week, according to Tarrant County prosecutors who filed a motion Tuesday.
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