A Texas teen who was sentenced to 10 years of probation in the juvenile system for a drunken driving crash in 2013 which killed four people is in bigger trouble now after he was accused of violating of his probation from that case. The young man, Ethan Couch, was reportedly deported from Mexico in late January and booked into the Texas jail system in Tarrant County earlier this month. Couch and his mother are believed to have fled to Mexico after a video came to light back in December which appeared to show Couch participating in a drinking party.
It really only takes a single moment for an accident to happen. In many cases, even the most experienced and safe drivers in Texas drift just inches on the roadway, potentially causing an accident. Although car accidents happen relatively frequently, people are often quick to assume that an accident is the result of a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. For example, a woman was recently arrested after a fatal accident, accused of drunk driving.
While violence against a spouse or intimate partner is never okay, domestic violence allegations can arise within a variety of complicated circumstances. What appears to be evidence of domestic violence under one explanation may appear to be something else by another explanation.
In a previous post, we spoke about a case in which a Texas judge dismissed drunken driving charges against a woman who had registered a particularly high blood alcohol level on the basis that she has a condition in which her digestive tract brews alcohol and causes an elevated concentration of alcohol in her blood as a result.