Red Bull Heir Arrested For Killing Police Officer During Hit & Run
Vorayuth Yoovidhya, a 27-year-old heir to the Red Bull fortune was arrested this week after a fatal hit & run accident in Bangkok.
The Red Bull heir was arrested after his Ferrari hit a police officer and dragged the body down the street on early Tuesday morning.
During the investigation the young man told investigators that he hit the police officer but only after he was cut off. He did not explain why he chose to flee from the scene of the accident.
Finding Vorayuth was a simple task for police who simply followed oil streaks that led back to the Red Bull family’s gated estate.
Police with help from house workers searched the grounds of the home where they eventually found the damaged Ferrari. The Vehicle was quickly moved to the Thing Lor police station where it will be used as evidence in a future criminal case.
Evidence against the Red Bull heir is mounting as investigators discovered a family vehicle log book that clearly indicated Yoovidhya as the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident.
At first a household employee attempted to take blame for the accident.
The Red Bull family will offer to pay for funeral expenses and provide compensation to the officers family.
The driver faces charges that include causing death by reckless driving and escaping an arrest.
With a net worth of $5.4 billion the Yoovidhya family is the fourth richest in Thailand which means a big settlement for the officers family is likely on the way.