MADD Starts #FightAffluenza Petition to Move Ethan Couch's Case to Adult Court
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the international advocate pushing for an end to drunk driving, has started an online petition lobbying the Texas judicial system and called on supporters to spread awareness using the #FightAffluenza hashtag.
Moving the case of the “affluenza” teen from juvenile to adult court is the stated goal of the MADD petition. Ethan Couch was recently apprehended in Mexico after fleeing from the United States when video depicting the teen playing beer pong while under strict conditions not to consume alcohol as part of an agreement to avoid jail for his role in a June 2013 drunk driving accident that claimed the lives of four people and injured more, as reported by the Inqusitr.
Prosecutors from Tarrant Country are said to be asking that Couch’s case be moved to adult court as well, reports Yahoo News.
Help us #FightAffluenza - Sign the petition to have #EthanCouch transferred to adult court https://t.co/XoCvt9oCoI Enough is enough. Please RT
— MADD (@MADDOnline) January 11, 2016
The #FightAffluenza petition has already gained close to 28,000 signatures. Couch is expected to appear in court on January 19 to face his flight from the law. MADD is trying to gain 30,000 signatures in hopes that this hearing may be moved to adult court. Read the rest at Inquisitr
Related: Sheriff: Mother of Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen Posts Bond (Associated Press)
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