There was outrage last week when 16-year-old Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years of probation after he killed four people while driving drunk.
Couch had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit and there was evidence of Valium was also discovered in his blood.
A judge ruled Couch was so spoiled by his wealthy parents that he didn’t understand he was responsible for his actions. A psychologist gave it a name, testifying that Couch has “affluenza.”
When the judge ordered Couch be sent to a rehab, his parents stepped in and offered to pay for the treatment.
The Newport Academy rehab center is in California, and it looks more like a posh hotel than a rehab center. Newport treats their patients to massage, horseback riding, cooking lessons and other upscale amenities.
The Daily Mail published pictures from the center, see them on the left side of the page.
But Couch isn’t out of the woods yet. The Ft. Worth Star Telegram reports Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon wants a judge to step in.
Shannon hopes two charges of intoxication assault may be enough to send Couch to jail.