Ethan Couch famously claimed in 2013 that his affluent upbringing was to blame for his deadly drunk driving accident.
Couch, who killed four people in a 2013 drunk-driving crash, wants to go forward "as a law-abiding citizen," his lawyers said.
Fred Couch will serve a year's probation for the 2014 incident.
Couch is serving 720 days in jail -- 180 days for each of the four people he killed while driving drunk in 2013.
The judge's decision comes six months after she allegedly helped her son jump bail and flee to Mexico.
Both cases involve nineteen year-olds. One is white. One is black. One comes from wealth. One comes from one of the most impoverished communities in America.
The sentence is for violating the probation deal that kept him out of prison after killing 4 people in a drunk driving crash.
A call for delivery pizza tipped off authorities to Couch's whereabouts.
If "affluenza" is indeed what caused Ethan Couch to get behind the wheel with a blood alcohol count three times the legal limit for adults, resulting in the deaths of four people, he deserves to face consequences. But he also deserves to get some help.
This difference, of how our society perceives black and white children is what makes the juxtaposition of Couch and Rice particularly compelling. The individuals within the cogs of the criminal justice system examining the liability of Officers Loehmann and Garmback in the death of Tamir Rice absolved them of responsibility in Rice's tragic death.