Teen kills 4, gets probation due to 'affluenza

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A teenager in Fort Worth, Texas was given probation after driving drunk and killing four pedestrians. Prosecutors pushed for a jail sentence of 20 years for 16-year-old Ethan Couch, whose blood alcohol content at the time of the accident was 0.24 - three times the legal limit for someone of drinking age - and also contained traces of Valium. Couch's attorney argued that his client was too rich and privileged to know right from wrong, as he had never been punished for previous transgressions. RT's Sam Sacks looks into this case of "affluenza."

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