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Vorayuth Yoovidhya, Thailand has sued heir to fortune Red Bull Energy Drink over his alleged involvement in the murder of a police officer Wichien Klanprasert in a case that raised questions of impunity for well-connected people.
#RedBull Red Bull gives you wings to escape Thai justice !
Vorayuth Yoovidhya (Grandson to the Red Bull creator accused of a 2012 hit-and-run killing of a police officer –
charges have been dropped without explanation. link – https://t.co/HaOFzyFDNo
— Graham Harvey (@singgooner) July 24, 2020
Vorayuth Yoovidhya accused of crashing his Ferrari into a policeman,
Vorayuth Yoovidhya has been accused of crashing his Ferrari into a policeman, Wichien Klanprasert, in 2012 and dragging his body tens of meters before escaping.
Thailand drops charges against Red Bull heir in deadly hit-and-run
Vorayuth Yoovidhya was accused of reckless driving causing the death of a policeman in 2012. For years he was on the run.
He never had to face justice.https://t.co/WcMQSEX2cH
— Mathias Peer (@mpeer) July 23, 2020
Authorities unexpectedly dropped the case in July, aroused public anger and launched a government review.
Prayut Phetkun, spokesperson for the deputy attorney general, said the prosecution has been stayed on previous charges of Vorayuth’s fatal reckless driving and a new charge of cocaine use.
“There was evidence that Vorayuth was driving fast and using drugs before the incident,” Prayut told Reuters on Friday.
The attorney general’s office will ask police to prosecute Vorayuth for drug use by September 2022 and reckless driving by 2027, he said.
Vorayuth’s attorney, Samack Chouvaparnante
Vorayuth’s attorney, Samack Chouvaparnante, did not respond to phone calls for comment on Friday.
Samack previously said his client denied all charges.
Vorayuth missed eight subpoenas before authorities issued an arrest warrant five years after the incident. He later apparently disappeared overseas, according to social media posts.
Last month, a Thai court issued a new arrest warrant.
Vorayuth, the grandson of the late Chaleo Yoovidhya, creator of Krating Daeng, or Red Bull, energy drinks, was 27 years old at the time of the accident.