Ethan Couch, the "affluenza" teen who killed 4 people while driving drunk in 2013, is on his way back to the U.S. to face the music.
Couch, 18, dropped his extradition appeal on Monday, Mexican officials confirmed. Couch reportedly complained about the Mexican prison conditions following his arrest in Puerta Vallarta last month.
Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, 48, went on the lam after a teen uploaded a video of him participating in a beer pong game at a party. Consuming alcohol was a violation of the terms of his probation.
They were arrested by Mexican officials after ordering pizza at a resort hotel.
Tonya Couch waived extradition and returned to the U.S. in early January. She was released on bond.
Ethan Couch will face charges of violating his probation in Tarrant County (Dallas), Texas.
Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation in 2013 after he plowed into a group of people on the side of a highway, killing 4 of them and paralyzing one teen.
The sentence set off a firestorm of protests after Couch’s lawyer argued that he was too rich to understand the consequences of his actions.
Ethan Couch faces 10 years in prison if convicted on all charges.