The mother of Ethan Couch, an “affluenza” teen, has been released from a Texas jail, according to The Washington Post.


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Tonya Couch was released from Tarrant County Jail on bail after her bond dramatically went from $1 million to $75,000 today [Tuesday, January 12 2016].

Couch, along with Ethan, was captured in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta and was charged with hindering apprehension of a felon. Once she was caught at the end of December, she was flown to California where she was then extradited to Texas.

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The conditions of Couch’s bond include electronic monitoring, drug testing and checking in with authorities on a weekly basis.

While Couch is out on bond, Ethan remains in Mexico after he was involved in a drunken-driving incident in 2013 that left four dead. A psychologist testified for his defense, saying Ethan suffered from “affluenza.” He was sentenced to a drug-and-alcohol-free probation, but soon became the subject of a search after he disappeared. Couch also went missing and officials said their disappearance had appeared to have been planned.

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