Teen in 'Affluenza' Case Issued Arrest Warrant

Ethan Couch was issued a warrant for his arrest after failing to check in with his probation officer.
1:39 | 12/17/15

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We turn to other news this even, and from Texas tonight, the search is under way for a wealthy teenager who made national headlines. He's now missed a probation appointment after killing four people in a drunk driving crash. His lawyer claiming a new defense while at trial, flew when Sa, that he was too spoiled to know right from wrong. ABC's Ryan Owens on the case tonight. Reporter: He's the young man who got probation for killing four in a drunk driving crash two years ago. Tonight, the teen infamous for his flew when Sa defense. Aflew when Sa. Aflew when Sa. Is having a tough time following the rules again. 18-year-old Ethan couch is missing. He didn't check in with his probation officer in Texas earlier this month. His disappearance comes weeks after video of couch watching friends play beer pong was posted online. The 18-year-old is not allowed to drink during his ten-year probation, and the D.A. Is investigating the video. His probation officer would have tested him for drugs and alcohol at the appointment he missed. Authorities say they always can't find his mother. Couch's parents, who are millionaires, allowed him to stay alone in their 4,000 square foot mansion when he was just 16. That's when he drove his friends drunk and killed four people. He never spent a day in jail. My fear is, he's gone. We all know what kind of resources and money this family has to get out of town, maybe get out of the country, who knows. Reporter: But if authorities do find him, he may just end up behind bars after all. Ryan Owens, ABC news, los Angeles.

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