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Ferrari-driving Red Bull heir held after allegedly dragging police officer to death

Posted Sep 4th 2012 10:18AM

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Red Bull heir's damaged Ferrari FF following fatal accident

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 initially allegedly 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.

Toopgrjank, 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.

News Source: BBC News

Tip: Hat tip to Anon!

Image Credit: AP

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Dieter Manero

That seems like a lot of damage to the Ferrari for a simple car to body impact. Judging from the damage to the front bumper he must have hit another vehicle or curb. I have a feel feeling there more to this story that they not telling us.

September 04 2012 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply