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‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch deported from Mexico

Ethan Couch was deported from Mexico Thursday, officials said.Jalisco St. Prosecutor’s Office

Ethan Couch was deported from Mexico Thursday, officials said.

The “affluenza” teen is heading home.

Uniformed Mexican immigration agents put 18-year-old Ethan Couch on commercial flight to Dallas Texas Thursday morning, the nation’s migration department said.

The teen — who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident — was escorted from the Mexico City immigration holding center before dawn, and left the city’s airport on an 8:50 a.m. Aeromexico flight to Dallas

Couch and his mom, Tonya, were arrested in Mexico last month following a more than two-week-long manhunt after the duo abandoned their Fort Worth-area home.

His mother was deported to the United States last month, but Couch stayed behind as he waged a legal appeal against his extradition. He dropped the appeal on Monday, paving the way for his deportation.

The mom and don pair fled Texas home in December after video surfaced allegedly showing the teen playing beer pong with friends — a direct violation of his court-ordered probation.

Couch and his mother, Tonya (pictured), were arrested in Mexico last month.Brandon Wade/AP

Couch and his mother, Tonya (pictured), were arrested in Mexico last month.

Couch avoided jail time two years ago after his attorneys successfully argued the rich kid suffered from “affluenza,” and his spoiled upbringing meant he didn’t understand the consequences of his actions because his parents never set limits. He needed rehabilitation, not a stiff jail sentence, his legal team said.

He was sentenced to 10 year on probation for a June 2013 DUI crash that killed four people, including a youth pastor and a mother and daughter. Two passengers in Couch’s car were severely injured.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

With News Wire Services

mwagner@nydailynews.com

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