After a June 2013 wreck, a Texas family became associated with the term “affluenza,” which was coined to describe someone having little ability to determine between right and wrong due to wealth and privilege. Though it was the family’s teenage son who was involved in that instance, his father was recently arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer. He is now facing state crime charges but is out on bond.
For those who may not remember, we last discussed the affluenza teen’s case on Dec. 19, 2013 ( “Texas prosecutors try to get drunk driving teen sentenced to jail”). When police recently showed up to a call in a residential area, they were apparently approached by the teen’s father. At the time, he claimed to be a reserve officer from another area. Police further allege that he even produced a police badge that appeared to be real.