A breathtaking example of the power of the wealthy in Thailand emerged this week after the 27-year-old heir to the world-famous Red Bull energy drink empire ran over a police officer with his Ferrari and then continued on his way to his mansion — dragging the dead body 200 meters. In response, police initially tried to cover up the crime and even charged a scapegoat to protect Vorayuth Yoovidhya, grandson of Red Bull creator Chaleo Yoovidhya. It appears that the family driver was ready to take the fall for the family — a disgraceful act by the family and Vorayuth Yoovidhya.
Bangkok’s police commissioner, Comronwit Toopgrajank, promised a fair investigation. It was not hard to find the suspect. They just followed the blood and oil trail left by Vorayuth Yoovidhya as he drove his dented Ferrari home with a shattered windshield. He has now been charged with causing death by reckless driving but was released on 500,000 baht ($15,900) bail.
Thailand has a history of the wealthy getting away with murder . . . literally as the article below discusses.
The stories however do not mention any charges against family members who clearly arranged for the servant to take the fall or for the police officers who were complicit in the conspiracy.
Source: Daily Mail