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.


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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