The grandson of the co-creator of Red Bull has been arrested in Bangkok, Thailand and is accused of killing a policeman with his Ferrari. Vorajuth Yoovidhaya is the 27-year-old grandson of the late Chaleo Yoovidhaya, who created Red Bull. According to the BBC, Vorayuth has been accused of running over a 47-year-old policeman with a new Ferrari FF and dragging him down the road before the officer succumbed to a broken neck and multiple broken bones.

The crime was alleged to have been initially covered-up by a low-ranking police superintendent. The superintendent reportedly tried to detain an innocent man for the crime before the Bangkok police chief, Comronwit Toopgranjank, discovered what was happening. That man has since been released and the low-level officer has now been transferred to another post.

Toopgranjank, who personally escorted the Red Bull heir from his Bangkok home was quoted as saying, "A policeman is dead. I can't let this stand. I don't car how powerful they are. If I can't get the actual man in this case, I will resign."

Yoovidhaya is set to be charged with "causing death by driving" and leaving the scene of a crime. He faces up to ten years in jail.


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      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      The policeman who tried to cover it up by accusing an innocent man was merely reassigned to another post? That's absolute garbage.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        He was just doing his job. This is business as usual in Thailand, and the only reason anything at all happened is likely that there were just too many witnesses or the press got a hold of it so they couldn't cover it up. Otherwise, you can get out of just about any crime if you have enough Baht.
        Bernard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        Well you cannot expect the loyal to be punished? Perish the thought! *sarcasm*
        Dark Gnat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        They didn't say *what* post. Maybe he has to inspect sewage for flow consistency or something.
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ten years in jail?!? He should get a lot more than that.
        samagon0
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        why? "Normal" people in the good old US of A might get their license suspended for such action (at least the first time), and someone rich? They'd be embarrassed on TMZ and then left to go on their merry way.
          Darek
          • 2 Years Ago
          @samagon0
          Not sure why you're getting downvoted. As a motorcyclist, I pay attention and read many many stories where people get very light sentences in fatal crashes with bikes. The worst you face is having your license suspended.
          Darek
          • 2 Years Ago
          @samagon0
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      Arcturus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hope he has wings.
      johnhender
      • 2 Years Ago
      he wont spend a day in jail. i know Thailand well this will all dissapear .
      futuramautoblog
      • 2 Years Ago
      Killing is a killing. I hope the justice prevails to its full extent.
        Bernard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @futuramautoblog
        Only if you are poor. This gentlemen of distinguished wealth merely unintentionally maimed the unfortunate officer of the law. In America, we have house arrest for such cases. After all, he might be claustrophobic and you cannot expect prison food to meet the standards of one with such class. *sarcasm*
      Durch Tecknik
      • 2 Years Ago
      killing another person's life deliberately deserve more than 10 years. 25 years minimum!!
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      A shame this ahole might ultimately walk. He should be thrown under the jail.
        david1935
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        He should be thrown under a moving car !!!!!!!!
      BryanG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good for the police chief taking the initiative and going after this. Hope this guy gets the max possible.
      NDallas40
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, ten years.........That'll teach him!
      AP1_S2K
      • 2 Years Ago
      " I don't car how powerful they are".....the guy probably wasn't driving carfully.
      QUAKEPC 06786
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only in a world THIS sick are your punished for not being a conformist. I would think a piece of chemical is worth FAR more than a human life>!??! (Drugs you get FAR more than 10 years is my point) Kill a Cop and FACE UP TO 10 Years.. wow- so you should kill the cop if he finds drugs on you to do less time?? NO You pay him off! Its corruption to the core.
      Papa McCain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ten years in a Thai prison might as well be life. Yes, he may have money and be able to buy off guards and get comfy treatment, but he killed a cop. That cop had friends. This will not end well for him. (lived in Thailand for two years).
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