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Tarrant County district attorney pushes for jail time for Ethan Couch

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TARRANT COUNTY, Texas -

A 16-year-old Burleson boy sentenced to ten years' probation for intoxication manslaughter could still serve time in jail.

Couch killed four people when he was driving drunk with a blood alcohol level that was three times the legal limit.

Now, Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon has asked a juvenile court judge to put Ethan Couch behind bars on two cases of intoxication assault.

He says those charges are still pending before the court.

The maximum sentence in Couch's intoxication assault cases would be three years in a Texas Juvenile Justice Department facility.

The district attorney says he cannot comment any further on details of the case due to limitations in the family code.

 

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