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Texas teen has “affluenza” – wealthy 16-year-old with priors gets probation after killing four in drunk driving crash

North Texas residents were stunned today after State District Judge Jean Boyd sentenced an affluent 16-year-old teenager, who killed four pedestrians while driving drunk, to probation, despite the fact that the teen had already been charged with two alcohol-related offenses before he turned 16. The inebriated teen drove an estimated 70 MPH in a 40 MPH when he struck and killed four people, including three good Samaritans who were helping a disabled motorist. Two teens thrown from the truck suffered severe head injuries but recovered. Couch’s blood alcohol level tested at .24, three times the .08 legal limit.