Frederick Couch, father of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch, was charged with assault after being accused of choking his girlfriend in Tarrant County, Texas.
Tonya Couch failed a drug test back in March and was released in May after making bond.
Drunk driver will walk free on 2 April after serving 180 days for each person he killed.
Ethan Couch and his mother fled to Mexico in January but later returned to the U.S.
Ethan Couch's legal team presented a document to a court in western Jalisco state seeking to end the effort
No date has been set for the return of the Texas teenager and his mother from Mexico.
Ethan Couch and his mother were found in a Mexican resort town on Monday night.
Authorities believe Tonya Couch might be with her son, the "affluenza" teen who killed four people in 2013.