Expert Available: ‘Affluenza Teen’ Ethan Couch Released From Jail, What Can America’s Youth Learn From This Tragic Case?



YOUTH COACH AUTHOR/ANALYST: Scott Paly, author of Get It Together: Cultural And Practical Tips To Be A Successful Adult.

“Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch – who was convicted in 2013 of a drunk driving crash that killed four people – was released from a Texas detention center Monday.
Couch, 20, was released from Tarrant County Detention Center in Fort Worth where he was serving time after violating the terms of his probation relating to the deadly crash.

Couch’s release from jail is a “grave injustice,” MADD president Colleen Sheehey-Church told FOX4 News. She said the organization would be monitoring his release closely.

“He killed four people. I mean, these people were on the side of the road helping others. It was a grave injustice,” she told the station. “Unfortunately, watching this particular young man was very tough to watch because there was no remorse.”

Upon his release, Couch will be forced to adhere to a 9 p.m. curfew, and will have to wear a GPS tracker and an alcohol monitor, CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reported.”

BIO: Scott Paly has over 30 years of executive and sales management experience in Network Security and IT Services. He co-founded Global DataGuard, a leading-edge network security technology development, consulting and managed services firm. Prior to that, he co-founded RealTime Consulting, an IT staffing firm, listed in The Dallas 100, the fastest-growing Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex companies, for five consecutive years. He also founded RealTime Staffing. Paly served all as President/CEO of the companies from inception through successful acquisition. In addition, he was involved in the start-up and management of Data Management Search, an information systems search firm. Paly started and operated a landscaping service in middle and high schools and a mobile home maintenance, renovation and repair business while working through college. He received a B.A. in Biology and Chemical Science from Florida State University. Paly is the married father of two daughters. He currently provides consulting advice to entrepreneurs and runs a small farm and a real estate investment company. His interests include volunteering for several organizations, teaching and learning Shaolin Kung Fu, racquetball, tennis, glass blowing, hydroponic and organic dirt gardening, animal husbandry, woodworking, camping, investing and more. Paly is an Eagle Scout.



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