Prosecutors want Tonya Couch's bond revoked due to drinking

Tonya Couch, the mother of affluenza teen Ethan Couch, may be going back to jail.      

Tarrant County prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday to revoke her bond. Court documents say she violated her conditional bond by drinking alcohol on June 16.

Tonya Couch has been on conditional release awaiting trial on charges of money laundering and hindering apprehension for running off to Mexico with her son in late 2015 when his probation was in jeopardy of being revoked.

Ethan Couch, now 20-years-old, is still serving out a two-year jail term for violating his probation for the 2013 drunken driving accident that killed four people when he was 16.

Ethan was originally only sentenced to 10 years’ probation as a juvenile after his lawyer made the now-infamous affluenza defense.

Alex Kim is a Fort Worth attorney who is not connected to the case. He says Tonya likely wears an ankle monitor that measures alcohol coming out of skin pores. It could be triggered by something other than consumption of mouthwash or use of a lotion.

"It will go from a very high number in just a matter of minutes,” he said. “However, if she consumed alcohol, there will be a slow release of alcohol and it will be very evident that she actually consumed alcohol."

Kim shakes his head at the seemingly never-ending twists to the story.

"I've seen some crazy cases, but this is one where the Couches just can't stop,” he said. “I mean, they know what the rules are. They just have to follow the rules."

A law enforcement source says the judge in the case is on vacation. The visiting judge sitting in for him is not likely to rule on the motion to revoke her bond and arrest her.  It may be next week before a hearing is set and any further action taken.

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