New proof in Thai Red Bull hit-and-run case, says prosecutor's workplace

New proof in Thai Red Bull hit-and-run case, says prosecutor’s workplace
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BANGKOK The inheritor to the Red Bull power drink fortune was believed to have been driving a lot quicker than initially thought when he was concerned in a deadly hit-and-run in 2012, a prosecution spokesman mentioned on Tuesday, in a case that has stirred anger in Thailand.
Vorayuth Yoovidhya was accused of crashing his Ferrari into policeman Wichien Klanprasert and dragging his body for dozens of metres earlier than fleeing the scene.
He missed eight summonses to seem in courtroom and his case raised indignant questions on impunity for the wealthy. He was ultimately charged with reckless driving inflicting demise, with a statue of limitations till 2027, however his whereabouts are usually not identified.
Last month, in a shock proceed, police mentioned the costs in opposition to him had been being dropped.
But that call was questioned in parliament and elsewhere and the police, the govt and the Attorney General’s workplace all mentioned they might examine.
A spokesman for the Office of the Attorney-General mentioned new proof had been discovered concerning the pace at which Vorayuth was believed to have been driving when he crashed into the policeman, who was on a motorbike, on a Bangkok road.
“This case is not over because the law says if there is new evidence, we are able to proceed,” Prayut Phetkun, the workplace’s deputy spokesman, informed reporters.
Previously, the pace of Vorayuth’s Ferrari on the time of the accident was allegedly 80 kph (50 mph) however Prayut mentioned, based on an professional opinion not earlier included within the police report, the pace was nearer to 170 kph (105 mph).
“This is new evidence according to the law.”
Vorayuth might additionally face a new charge as a result of blood assessments after the accident confirmed traces of cocaine, however he was not charged on the time because of a attainable false positive from using different medicine, Prayut mentioned.
Vorayuth, the grandson of the late Chaleo Yoovidhya, creator of the Krating Daeng, or Red Bull, power drink was 27 on the time of the accident.
Prayut mentioned the Attorney-General’s workplace would advocate that police re-investigate the case because of discrepancy over the car’s pace.
[Attribution News18]

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