NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Another member of the Couch family has found himself inside a courtroom.
Fred Couch, the father of affluenza teen Ethan Couch, was found guilty of impersonating a police officer in North Richland Hills.
The incident stems back to 2014 when Couch told police who were responding to a disturbance call he had witnessed that he was a Lakeside reserve officer. Couch even had a badge.
The guilty sentence means Couch will have to serve a year of probation. If he violates the terms, he’ll have to spend 120 days in jail.
Tonya Couch, Ethan’s mother and Fred’s ex-wife, is still awaiting trial for helping Ethan flee the country and for money laundering.