- Ethan Couch has been put on a plane to the United States to face charges
- ‘Affluenza’ teen, 18, has been in custody in Mexico for a month
- He was seen boarding a commercial flight to Dallas, Texas, this morning
- Couch & his mother, Tonya, were detained in a Mexican resort in December
‘Affluenza’ teenager Ethan Couch has been put on a plane to Texas to face charges after a month in custody in Mexico.
Uniformed Mexican immigration agents put Couch, 18, aboard a commercial flight to Dallas, Texas, on Thursday morning.
The notorious teenager killed four people in a DUI crash in 2013 but was not jailed after a court ruled he did not understand the difference between right and wrong because of his privileged background.
He was on the run in Mexico in December after allegedly breaching his probation by taking part in a drinking game at a party.
Couch and his mother, Tonya, were arrested a month ago in the Mexican Puerto Vallarta resort. She was quickly deported but he had fought against proceedings until a few days ago,
‘Affluenza’ teenager Ethan Couch (pictured in a Mexican government vehicle on the way to an airport) has been put on a plane to Texas to face charges after a month in custody in Mexico
Cuffed: Couch and his mother, Tonya, were detained in the resort of Puerto Vallarta in December
Mexico’s immigration institute said that Couch was taken to Mexico City Airport from an immigration holding center where he had been held.
Video released by the immigration institute showed Couch wearing a blue, camouflage-print hoodie, as he was escorted out of the detention center before dawn.
Four apparently unarmed agents were seen escorting him on to the plane.
The institute said that upon arrival in Dallas, Couch ‘will be met by U.S. authorities and face various charges’.
Couch formally ratified his decision to drop an appeal against deportation on Monday.