Red Bull Heir Arrested After Killing Cop in Ferrari Hit-and-Run

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/ September 4, 2012

Bangkok headlines are being flooded with rumors revolving around the vehicular homicide of a police officer by a heir to the Red Bull fortune.

The grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink has been arrested for driving a Ferrari and hitting and killing a local police officer. Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, dragged the officer’s dead body down a Bangkok street in an early-morning hit-and-run, police said Monday.

The Hollywood Reporter:
Police took Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, for questioning after tracing oil streaks for several blocks to his family’s gated estate in a wealthy neighborhood of the Thai capital.

He was facing charges of causing death by reckless driving and escaping an arrest by police but was released on a 500,000 baht ($15,900) bail.

Vorayuth admitted he drove the charcoal gray sports car but said the police officer’s motorcycle abruptly cut in front of his vehicle, said police Maj. Gen. Anuchai Lekbamroong, the lead investigator in the case.

Stay tuned for more details.