The 18-year-old rose to infamy after killing four people and injuring 11 in a drunken car crash. He avoided prison after his attorneys successfully argued that the teen suffered from affluenza — meaning that he could not understand the consequences of his actions due to his financial privilege.
— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) December 29, 2015
The teen was placed on ten years of probation, and ordered not to drink alcohol. After a video surfaced of him at a party playing beer pong, him and his mother, Tonya Couch, fled to Mexico, where he currently remains after being granted a temporary stay in his deportation proceedings.
“Then I found out about his past and thought that too was really odd,” Meza said. “He didn’t have enough money to pay the bar bill, and his mother had to bail him out.”
Meza also stated that his mother was extremely angry by his large bill.