Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya, whose Ferrari hit and killed a police officer on a motorcycle last year, has escaped speeding charges after he failed to meet with prosecutors on Monday - but police will now issue a warrant for his arrest on two more serious charges, and ask the court to deny him bail.
Mr Vorayuth’s no-show means he will be acquitted from the speeding charge, one of three brought against him in the high-profile hit-and-run case, because the statute of limitations on the charge expires on Sept 3.
The other two charges relate to reckless driving causing death and failing to stop his vehicle to help his victim, which carry a 10-year statute of limitations.
Mr Vorayuth, grandson of Red Bull energy drink founder Chaleo Yoovidhya, was driving the Ferrari which hit Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert's motorcycle on Sukhumvit Soi 47 at high speed in the early hours of Sept 3 last year. The policeman was killed in the grisly accident that saw him dragged 200 metres along the road.
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