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The man whose son has been referred to as “affluenza teen” for the past few years after his DUI conviction is currently facing his own charges for allegedly choking his girlfriend intensely enough to restrict her breathing.

53-year-old Fredrick Couch and his girlfriend Brandi Gober allegedly had an interaction on July 14, for which Couch has been accused of putting his hands around the woman’s throat and pressing so hard that she had a hard time breathing.

Couch and Gober reportedly live together in Fort Worth, and details about what may have transpired leading to the allegations against Couch have not been released at this time.

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The mother of the teenager who became notorious when he was excused from jail time on DUI charges based on the defense that he suffers from affluenza has been incarcerated on allegations that she violated the conditions of her bond release when she allegedly yielded a positive result on a court-ordered drug test.

Ethan Couch, a teenager who had been drinking and driving in 2013 resulting in four fatalities, was pardoned from serving a 20-year prison sentence and instead sentenced to rehab and 10-years’ probation for the charges, when his attorney explained that Couch did not realize he was acting irresponsibly due to a wealthy upbringing resulting in his psychological disconnection from the norms of the status quo; a condition also known as “affluence.”

In December 2015, after his trial, a man who resembles Ethan Couch was seen in a short video clip posted on social media where he appeared to be consuming alcohol. This was in violation of Couch’s parole order that he not partake in drinking, driving or drug use for 10-years.