‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom set for arraignment

Ethan Couch
FILE - In this December 2013 image taken from a video by KDFW-FOX 4, Ethan Couch is seen during his court hearing in Fort Worth, Texas. Authorities are investigating whether Couch, who killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck, and claimed as part of his defense that he suffered from "affluenza", has fled with his mother to avoid a potential violation of his probation. (AP Photo/KDFW-FOX 4, File)

The mother of a fugitive teen who used an “affluenza” defense after killing four people in a drunken crash is set to be arraigned on a charge of hindering the apprehension of a felon.

Tonya Couch was taken to the Tarrant County jail on Thursday after arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on a flight from Los Angeles. Her arraignment is scheduled for Friday morning.

Authorities believe Couch and her 18-year-old son, Ethan Couch, fled Texas in November as prosecutors investigated whether Ethan Couch had violated his probation. A video surfaced that appeared to show him at a party where people were drinking.

The two were arrested in Mexico late last month.

Tonya Couch’s attorneys have said she is “eager to have her day in court.”

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