The Thai prosecutor dropped charges against the heir to Red Bull Energy Drink, Vorayuth Yoovidhya, who was accused of killing a police officer in 2012 after beating him with his Ferrari. the impunity that millionaires give up in the country.
Vorayuth is the grandson of the co-creator of the energy drink, whose journey began in the Asian country before spreading around the world. The family’s fortune is estimated at $ 13.1 billion, while Vorayuth’s father Chalerm is the second richest man in Thailand with a cumulative individual wealth of $ 20 billion.
The 28-year-old Vorayuth was behind the wheel of his Ferrari on September 3, 2012, when he collided with a policeman on a motorcycle in central Bangkok and killed the policeman. The young man was accused of being ruthlessly driven while on the run under the influence of alcohol, homicide and evasion assistance.
Police sergeant Wichien Klanprasert responded to a burglary when his motorcycle was looking for a black sports car, according to witnesses. The police followed a trail of engine oil to the heir’s house, where they found a crashed Ferrari that belonged to the young man.