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'Affluenza' Boy Gets 2 Years In Jail

For running, not for killing people.

He killed a couple of people while intoxicated, took off with Mommy for Mexico after going on a bender with his pals, and now he's going to get two years in prison.

Two years, that is, unless his pricey lawyers find a way to talk the judge out of it.

Affluenza" teen Ethan Couch could get a lot more jail time than his defense attorneys were hoping for.

A Texas judge on Wednesday tentatively ordered Couch to spend 720 days in jail -- nearly two years -- as a condition for his continued probation for a 2013 drunken-driving crash that killed four people and seriously injured two others.

However, District Judge Wayne Salvant said he'd give the defense two weeks to make an argument against the order.

"Nothing is set in stone, so I might reconsider," he said at a court hearing in the case in Tarrant County, Texas.

Let's hope the only reconsideration Couch gets is for MORE time, not less.

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