All Charges Dropped Against Red Bull Heir Accused of Killing a Police Officer
July 24, 2020
Vorayuth Yoovidhya, aka “Boss,“ the grandson of Chaleo Yoovidhya and heir to the Red Bull Empire, raced his Ferrari down Sukumvit Road in Bangkok, Thailand in the early morning of September 3, 2012, and slammed into a motorcycle cop, Sergeant Major Wichean Glanprasert. Boss dragged Glanprasert and his tangled bike for a block before letting loose and fleeing the scene.
The Yoovidhya family’s fortune is estimated at around $13.1 billion USD, according to Forbes.
Authorities rushed to the scene and found Glanprasert’s lifeless body in the street with a trail of brake fluid that eventually lead directly to the Yoovidhya family residence front gate. There, police discovered the damaged Ferrari with a dangled bumper and shattered windshield. Police initially blamed the chauffeur, but Boss later admitted to the accident and turned himself in.
Once Boss arrived at the police stationed, they checked his blood alcohol level. It was high, to say the least. However, Boss’s lawyers argued he downed a few drinks to calm his nerves after the accident. He was immediately able to post bail and leave the station.
Within days, Boss left Thailand for good on his private Red Bull jet and decided to travel the world and “reflect” on what he did. He has been sited all across Europe, from cheering on his Red Bull Infiniti Racing team at Formula One to walking out of nightclubs at 2 am with supermodels on both arms in London, Paris, Barcelona, etc…Boss also keeps a custom black Porsche Carrera with vanity plates that read B055 RBR, or Boss Red Bull Racing.
Thai courts have issued countless summons to appear and Boss hasn’t shown up to any of them. He was either “sick” or “out of the country on business.” Boss is basically waiting for the Thai statute of limitations to expire for his charges. Speeding, hit-and-run, causing death from reckless driving. Interpol issued an arrest warrant in 2017, but that doesn’t really mean anything. About the time Boss was notified about the Interpol arrest warrant, he was having a glass of wine with Gordon Ramsay and then visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Osaka, Japan, according to The Walrus.
CNN reports a letter sent to the Yoovidhya family home in Bangkok by Thonglor Police Station states: “Office of the Attorney General have decided to acquit Mr. Vorayuth Yoovidhya on all charges.” National Police Commissioner “has not objected the decision” and “we have proceeded to revoke arrest warrant.”
“Boss” just got away with murder. Asian Dawn will be purchasing Monster energy drinks from now on.