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Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« on: September 03, 2012, 11:37:38 AM »
Metropolitan police chief vows to resign if fail to arrest patrol police killer


BANGKOK: -- Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrajang Monday vowed to step down if he fails to arrest the driver of a luxurious sport car that hit and killed a patrol policeman and fled the scene.

Pol Sen Sgt Maj Wichien Klanprasert of Thonglor police station was hit by a black sport car at the mouth of Soi Sukhumvit 47 early Monday. The car, whose make and license plate were not known, dragged Wichien's body and motorcycle for over 200 metres.

Witnesses told police that the car fled into a house on Soi Sukhumvit 53. The house is owned by Chalerm Yoowitthaya, an executive of Krathing Daeng energized drinks.

Kamronwit visited the house later Monday and exit the house one day later.

He said he would seek a court warrant to search the house because a taxi motorcyclist saw the car entering the hosue.
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Son of Red Bull executive arrested for alleged fatal hit-and-run against police

A son of Red Bull drinks executive Chalerm Yoowitthaya was arrested Monday for allegedly killing a patrol policeman in a hit-and-run accident.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Son-of-Red-Bull-executive-arrested-for-alleged-fat-30189617.html

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Re: Son of Red Bull executive nabbed-alleged fatal hit-and-run accident
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 03:17:04 PM »
Son of Red Bull executive nabbed for alleged fatal hit-and-run accident

Pol Sen Sgt Maj Wichien Klanprasert

A son of Red Bull drinks executive Chalerm Yoovidhya was arrested on Monday for allegedly killing a police patrolman in a hit-and-run accident.
Chalerm's son, Worayuth, was arrested at Chalerm's house on Sukhumvit Soi 53 after he admitted to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrajang that he was driving the Ferrari that hit the motorcycle of Pol Sen Sgt Maj Wichien Klanprasert of Thonglor police station at 5,30am.

The Ferrari car was seen fleeing into Chalerm's house, prompting Kamronwit to rush to the house and talk with Chalerm for about an hour.

Wichien was hit by the black sports car at the mouth of Soi Sukhumvit 49. The car dragged Wichien's body and motorcycle for over 200 metres.

Witnesses told police that the Ferrari fled into Chalerm's house on Sukhumvit Soi 53.

Before Chalerm's son confessed to driving the car, Kamronwit told reporters that if the car owner did not cooperate with police, he would return to the house with 200 policemen to search it.

Kamronwit said he would step down as the Metropolitan police chief if he failed to bring Wichien's killer to justice.

"I can't let a police officer to die in vain. I'll bring the real culprit to justice," he said.

Kamronwit also demoted Pol Lt Col Pannapon Nammuang, a crime suppression inspector of Thonglor Police station, to an inactive position.

Kamronwit said Pannapon tried to have someone to pretend to be the driver of the car that hit the policeman.

"It is unacceptable for him to set up the arrest of a scapegoat. He ignored the death of his subordinate," Kamronwit said.
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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 05:21:32 PM »
It would be great if they were so diligent in all cases.
 

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 05:36:12 PM »
I suppose there are some goodans or is that what your led to believe :angel:
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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 07:02:55 PM »
"Kamronwit also demoted Pol Lt Col Pannapon Nammuang, a crime suppression inspector of Thonglor Police station, to an inactive position"

...there's that face-saving sideways move again.  Wouldn't do to sack the crooked cops now would it!
 

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 10:49:32 PM »
Red Bull heir's lawyer said he didn't have intention to run, but was in a state of shock

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charged  reckless driving leading to death of another. Heir to compensate victims family. Says he doesn't drink alcohol.
questioned for 5 hours, released on 500K bail

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Re: Cop accused of Red Bull heir cover-up at risk of sack
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 01:48:57 PM »
A Thong Lor police inspector accused of trying to protect the grandson of the Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhya from hit-and-run charges could be fired, Bangkok police chief Pol Lt Gen Khamronwit Thoopkrachang says.

Pol Lt Col Pannapon Nammuang, a Thong Lor police station inspector, reportedly first arrested Suwes Hom-ubon for driving the Ferrari that killed Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert on Monday, even though the driver was actually Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya.

The Bangkok police chief said he wanted to dismiss the inspector right away but had to wait for legal procedures.

Pol Lt Gen Khamronwit said yesterday some senior figures asked him to help Pol Lt Col Pannapon, but he refused.

He said he was waiting for an investigation into the actions of Pol Lt Col Pannapon.

Pol Lt Gen Khamronwit said the investigation will be straightforward and Pol Lt Col Pannapon could be dismissed from the force.

The Bangkok police chief said if the investigation confirms the inspector acted illegally, he will face both disciplinary and criminal punishment.

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung, who oversees police affairs, said the police inspector would face serious penalties if he is guilty.

He said the inspector is believed to have a close relationship with the Yoovidhya family and so he allegedly tried to help the suspect.

Mr Chalerm said the hit-and-run case would be wrapped up soon as the suspect had confessed and there were sufficient evidence and witness accounts. He said police would not help Mr Vorayuth.

Mr Suwes, a 45-year-old driver for the Yoovidhya family, was charged with giving a false statement to police.

Deputy Bangkok police chief Pol Maj Gen Anuchai Lekbamrung, who is heading the investigation into the fatal collision, said investigators obtained recordings from three surveillance cameras which showed the Ferrari car driving at high speed. However, there was no video of its collision with Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian's motorcycle.

Investigators will gather more evidence, including Mr Vorayuth's blood alcohol content, before deciding whether he should face more charges. He currently faces charges of hit-and-run and reckless driving causing death.

The collision took place on Sukhumvit Soi 47 in Bangkok about 5.30am on Monday while Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian was on patrol. The black Ferrari reportedly dragged the policeman for hundreds of metres, resulting in the police officer suffering a broken neck and multiple broken bones. Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian died at the scene.

According to reports, Mr Vorayuth immediately drove the Ferrari back to his residence on Sukhumvit Soi 53, where the car was kept in an underground garage and attempts were made to block police from accessing it.

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Re: Ferrari that killed cop 'was doing 200kph'
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 11:59:36 AM »
Krating Daeng managing director Worrayuth Yoovidhya and his mother Daranee pay respects to the body of the late Pol Snr Sgt Major Wichean Klinprasert, who was run over by Worrayuth



BANGKOK: -- Police forensic experts believe Krating Daeng managing director Worrayuth Yoovidhya crashed his Ferrari car directly into the rear of a slain policeman's motorcycle at a speed of around 200km per hour.

The experts based their belief on forensic tests on the black Ferrari and on the motorcycle of Pol Snr Sgt-Major Wichean Klinprasert.

Worrayuth, wearing black suit and black sunglass, at 3pm attended the funeral of Wichean and apologised to family members, at Wat That Thong. He was accompanied by his mother Daranee Yoovidhya.

A forensic expert, who asked not to be named, said evidence contradicted Worrayuth's claim that Wichean abruptly cut in the front of his Ferrari, preventing him from stopping in time or swerving to avoid impact. The expert said had the policeman's motorcycle cut in front of the Ferrari car, the angle of the impact would have been diagonal.

Impact traces showed the Ferrari crashed straight into the rear of the motorcycle, leaving an imprint of the bike's exhaust pipe on the car's front.

The source said the impact was believed to have happened while the Ferrari was travelling at about 200kph because Worrayuth suffered shoulder and chest bruises from the safety belt and the impact caused the safety belt to be released from its lock and activated the airbag.

The source said the crash site was believed to be in front of Sukhumvit Soi 47 because there was blood at the spot.

The expert said the body of the policeman appeared to have been stuck on the bonnet because there was hair, blood and the victim's police badge on it.

The expert said the policeman's body fell from the car 64.8 metres from the crash site as there were more bloodstains at that spot. The policeman appeared to have died there, the source said.

The source said the suspect might have swerved the car at about 200 metres from the crash site to shake off the stuck motorcycle. The machine was found about 200 metres away from the crash site at the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 49.

There was a trail of engine oil from the Ferrari leading into Worrayuth's house off Sukhuvmit Soi 53.

The source added that DNA samples collected from the safety belt and airbag of the Ferrari matched that of Worrayuth, confirming he had been driving the car.

Senator Samak Chaowaphanun, lawyer for the Yoovidhya family, insisted Worrayuth was not drunk at the time of the accident early on Monday. Samak said Worrayuth did not try to flee the scene but went home to consult his father.

Also yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung said Thong Lor crime suppression inspector Pol Lt-Colonel Pannaphol Nammueng might be dismissed from police service if a disciplinary panel found that he had tried to arrest a scapegoat to help Worrayuth.

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 10:31:12 PM »
i know the copper is dead. but they cant seem to get the speed right


http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/311213/police-red-bull-heir-drives-at-100k-h

Police: Red Bull heir going 100k/h
Published: 6/09/2012 at 09:28 PMOnline news:   
Hit-and-run suspect and Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya was likely to have been driving at more than 100 kilometres per hour before the fatal crash on Monday, an expert said.

Metropolitan Police Division 5 deputy chief Jirapat Phumjit on Thursday invited Sathon Wicharnwannalak , a physics lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, to help police calculate the speed of the Ferrari driven by Mr Vorayuth before the fatal accident on Sukhumvit Soi 47 early Monday morning.

Mr Sathon and investigators examined footage from a surveillance camera installed in front of a Mercedes-Benz service centre located near the mouth of Soi 45 to find out how fast the suspect had been driving before he slammed into the rear of the motorcycle ridden by Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, killing him instantly.

Mr Sathon said the footage showed the distance between Soi 45 and Soi 47 where the crash took place was 31 metres. However Mr Vorayuth’s super car took only one second to drive past it. According to an initial conclusion, the 27-year-old grandson of Red Bull energy drink founder Chaleo Yoovidhya, was believed to have been driving at a speed in excess of 100 kilometres per hour, Mr Sathon said.
 

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2012, 10:37:02 PM »
1 sec = 31 m

31 x 3,600 = 111,6 km/h

There should be a way to measure the exact time it took for the 31 m by playing the video at reduced speed.
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Re: Red Bull Heir video
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 10:59:49 AM »

just because you have money


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Re: Red Bull heir out-of-court settlement of Bt3 million
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 11:53:53 PM »
The family of Pol Snr Sgt-Major Wichien Klanprasert, who was run over by Red Bull heir Worrayuth Yoovidhya's Ferrari last month, have agreed to an out-of-court settlement of Bt3 million, police said Tuesday.

Thong Lor investigator Pol Lt-Colonel Wiradol Taptimdee said police investigators were still waiting for detailed results after initial blood test showed that Worrayuth might have consumed a narcotic substance.

They are also waiting for forensic results of the car and the speed at which it was going when it hit the policeman's motorbike. Wiradol said the results should be revealed soon and the case should be concluded by the end of this month.

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 05:44:15 PM »
Out of court settlement for civil suit or out of court settlement on the criminal charges?  Or both?
 

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 05:57:35 PM »
Out of court settlement for civil suit or out of court settlement on the criminal charges?  Or both?

My thoughts exactly - sounds like the police are not intending to pursue it now that the family are not going to argue.  Appalling, but predictable, if that is the case.
 

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Re: Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case reaches prosecutors’ hands
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 07:28:36 PM »
Today, Deputy Metropolitan Police Anuchai Lekbamrung stated that Thonglor investigators handed over the murder case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya to the prosecutors at the South Bangkok Criminal Court this Monday.



Vorayuth, the 27-year-old grandson of late Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhya, was charged with causing the death of a police officer by reckless and drunk driving. He was subsequently released on THB500,000 bail.

During the drunk driving incident, Vorayuth allegedly banged his black Ferrari into the rear of Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert’s motorcycle at 5:30am on Sep. 3, 2012. Wichian was on duty on Soi Sukhumvit 49 in the Wattana District. Vorayuth dragged the policeman’s body along 200 meters of outbound Sukhumvit road before speeding away to his father’s house on Soi Sukhumvit 53.

According to Matichon, police denied accusations that the case had advanced at an inordinately slow pace and insisted that it had proceeded in accordance with the time limit set by the law.

The prosecutors will review the investigation report, which took authorities six months to put together, as well as all corresponding evidence. They will rule whether or not to indict Vorayuth.

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Re: Red Bull heir case sparks legal conflict
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2013, 11:50:29 AM »
The public prosecutor and the police are at loggerheads in the case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya.

Police have suggested dropping the charges of drink-driving and exceeding the speed limit against Mr Vorayuth.

Ruecha Krairiksh, the prosecutor, said on Thursday he has postponed for another 30 days his final decision on whether to indict Mr Vorayuth because of the disagreement with the police.

Mr Vorayuth, 27, was initially charged with hit-and-run and drink-driving after his Ferrari collided with Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert's motorcycle in the early hours of Sept 3, 2012 on Sukhumvit Road.

Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian was killed and his body dragged about 200 metres along the road in the accident.

Suwes Hom-uban, the Yoovidhya family driver, initially tried to take the blame for the accident but was later charged with giving a false statement to police.

Police now recommend Mr Vorayuth only be charged with careless driving causing death and hit-and-run.

The grandson of Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhya could face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty of drink-driving causing death.

A guilty verdict for careless driving causing death, on the other hand, would carry a maximum sentence of only two years.

Police investigators, however, claim that while Mr Vorayuth's blood alcohol level was found to exceed the legal limit, it was unclear whether he drank before or after the accident _ even though the test was conducted in the afternoon of the same day the incident took place.

As for dropping the speeding charges, Mr Ruecha said police have cited the opinions of only two experts that Mr Vorayuth did not exceed the speed limit. He said the police need to submit more evidence to support the claim that the Red Bull scion was not speeding.

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2013, 12:27:25 PM »
So money talks even if you mow down and kill a copper. Useful to know.
 

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Re: Red Bull heir indictment delayed again
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 05:41:56 PM »
The public prosecutor on Wednesday postponed for the fourth time the indictment of Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya, who is accused of killing a police officer in a hit-and-run accident last year.

Ruecha Krairiksh, executive director of Office of Criminal Litigation of Southern Bangkok 1, who is the lead prosecutor in the case, said the adjournment was needed because the investigation report was still not completed.

Prosecutors earlier decided not to arraign Mr Vorayuth for drink-driving and they were still awaiting a response to their recommendation from the police.

The attorney-general also instructed that further investigations be made after the suspect asked for justice and to be allowed to call four more witnesses to testify in the case.

Mr Vorayuth also asked that experts review their conclusions on the speed his Ferrari was travelling at when it rear-ended Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert's motorcycle in the early hours of Sept 3, 2012 on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. 

Prosecutors have already charged Mr Vorayuth with three offences - exceeding the speed limit, reckless driving causing death and damage to state property, and hit-and-run.

Mr Ruecha said the speeding case would expire in September. The prosecutors would ask police to hurry up and conclude their additional investigations to ensure Mr Vorayuth will be  formally indicted on all three charges.

He insisted that there was no attempt by authorities to drag out legal proceedings against the wealthy Red Bull heir.

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Re: Thai prosecutors to issue arrest warrant for Red Bull heir
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2013, 07:31:41 PM »
(Reuters) - Thai prosecutors said on Monday they will issue an arrest warrant for an heir of the Red Bull energy drink creator who failed to show up to hear charges against him in a fatal hit-and-run case that sparked nationwide outrage.

Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 28, is accused of being behind the wheel of his Ferrari sports car when it collided with an on-duty policeman in the early hours of September 3, 2012.

"Investigators will issue an arrest warrant for the suspect tomorrow and he can be arrested anywhere in Thailand," said Reuchai Krairerk, a senior public prosecutor at the Bangkok South Criminal Court.

Vorayuth faces charges of causing death through reckless driving and failing to stop and assist the victim. An additional charge for speeding was dropped as the legal time frame within which to press the charge expires on Tuesday.

Vorayuth, nicknamed "Boss", left Thailand on Thursday for a business trip, said his lawyer, and was unable to travel back to hear the charges against him.

"He suddenly fell ill which made it impossible for him to travel back today," said lawyer Tanit Buakeaw, adding that Vorayuth planned to return to Thailand within three days and would cooperate with prosecutors.

The Yoovidhyas, ranked Thailand's fourth-richest family in 2013 by Forbes magazine, paid the victim's family $97,000 (62,275 pounds) after the accident, police said.

The case prompted a backlash in online forums where people questioned the justice system and its leniency towards those with money and connections.

Some asked why Thais turn a blind eye to the practice of handing out a so-called "funeral fee" or hush money in return for families agreeing to drop civil suits.

Vorayuth is the grandson of the late Chaleo Yoovidhya, who rose from poverty to become one of Thailand's richest men.

Chaleo formulated an energy drink called Krathing Daeng, or Red Bull, that proved popular among laborers and in 1987 he went into business with Austrian Dietrich Mateschitz who helped turn Red Bull into the world's most popular energy drink.

Chaleo, who died in March 2012, left his heirs a 49 percent stake in the drinks brand.

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Re: Red Bull hit and run case drifts, two years on
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2014, 01:55:41 PM »
Heir to drink empire waits for day in court

The 2012 hit-and-run case in which the heir to the Red Bull energy-drink fortune crashed his Ferrari into a police motorbike on Sukhumvit Soi 47 has dragged on for more than two years, still with no sign of a court case in sight.

Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert was killed in the crash. The delays occurred despite the fact that prosecutors have indicted Vorayudh Yoovidhya over the incident, according to Ruecha Krairiksh, a senior prosecutor in charge.

Mr Vorayudh has failed to make several appointments in which he was called to report to prosecutors to acknowledge the charges.

Other delays occurred on the prosecution side. The result is that the prosecutions have yet to proceed to court, and the statute of limitations on a speeding charge which he faced has now run out. The suspect remains a free man.

The first indictment was postponed because prosecutors said they were still studying police files, and the second and third were delayed at Mr Vorayudh's request, he said.

Mr Vorayudh submitted a request to Julasing Wasantasing, then attorney-general, to call four more witnesses, two of which were experts, he said.

The fourth appointment was cancelled by prosecutors who said they were processing Mr Vorayudh's request for additional witnesses.

They eventually approved the request, which led to more witness interrogations, he said.

Mr Ruecha said Mr Vorayudh's lawyer submitted another request to postpone the fifth appointment, pleading that his client was sick. He submitted a medical certificate to back the request.

The sixth appointment was set for Sept 2, 2013, three days before the one-year statute of limitations on the accused's speeding charge expired.

Again, Mr Vorayudh asked his lawyer request another postponement, claiming he still was sick.

Mr Ruecha said that after the six postponements, he decided to seek a warrant for the Red Bull heir's arrest because Mr Vorayudh had escaped prosecution in the past.

Police have yet to submit a formal request for the court to issue a warrant for Mr Vorayudh's arrest, he said.

Thanit Buakhiew, a lawyer representing Mr Vorayudh, told the Bangkok Post his client is now in Thailand.

Mr Thanit refused to go into the details, saying Mr Vorayudh would continue to fight for justice.

Mr Vorayudh still faces charges of reckless driving causing death and failing to stop a vehicle to render assistance.

The statute of limitations of these charges are 15 years and five years respectively, said Mr Ruecha, who no longer oversees Mr Vorayudh's case. He works as a prosecutor at the Southern Bangkok Civil Court.

Mr Ruecha said he was convinced of the need for an arrest warrant for Mr Vorayudh, as he had a tendency to flee Thailand.

Recently, Mr Thanit reportedly submitted a request for more witnesses, one of whom is said to be a foreigner who saw the crash.

Warin Thiamjaras, a former senator and independent lawyer serving as a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand's sub-committee providing legal advisory services to the public, has offered his opinion on the case.

Three more charges — driving without a licence, illegally modifying a car, and reckless driving causing death — should be brought against Mr Vorayudh, he said.

It would easy to check whether the suspect had driven the car without a licence, Mr Warin said, adding that it should take no more than a year to verify this charge.

The statute of limitations on the illegal vehicle modification charge is one year.

The charge of reckless driving causing death has a statute of limitations of 15 years, Mr Warin said. Proceedings in the lower court, meanwhile, should last between two and three years at most, he said.

The suspect would face a maximum jail sentence of 10 years if found guilty on this charge, he said.

Police investigations might stretch to over a year if the suspect is released on bail during the probe, Mr Warin said.

Normally, prosecutors have the authority to order police to re-investigate if they think police case files are incomplete.

This has both advantages and disadvantages, he said.

The case might take longer than usual if prosecutors return the case to police, and there is no guarantee that prosecutors will indict the suspect, even after police re-investigate the case, he said.

In most cases, the courts eventually give the plaintiff the benefit of the doubt when police wrap up their investigations too fast or prosecutors indict suspects prematurely, Mr Warin added.

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Re: Red Bull heir charge -4 years later
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2016, 01:45:01 PM »
10 policemen 'to blame' for expiry of Red Bull heir charge

The youngest son of Red Bull energy drink executive Chalerm Yoovidhaya and grandson of the late founder Chaleo Yoovidhaya, Mr Vorayudh has failed to meet prosecutors to answer charges in connection with the deadly hit-and-run incident. He has reportedly fled the country. The charges of reckless driving causing death and failing to help a crash victim have a statute of limitations of 15 years and five years respectively.

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Re: Red Bull heir in court tomorrow - but tomorrow never comes
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2017, 06:49:47 PM »
Red Bull heir wanted for killing police officer in 2012 Ferrari wreck due in court tomorrow

The heir has been summoned to face charges of speeding, hit-and-run, and deadly, reckless driving. Vorayudh’s legal team has denied the reckless driving charge, saying the police officer drove in front of him. There is no charge regarding drunk driving since Vorayudh’s family claims that he only began drinking once he fled the scene and got home.

The charge of speeding expired after one year, the hit-and-run charge expires this September.

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Re: Okay For Red Bull ‘Boss’ Not to Appear, Prosecutors Say
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2017, 01:32:57 PM »
You can buy time but you cannot buy life - and if it wasn't for social media

Okay For Red Bull ‘Boss’ Not to Appear, Prosecutors Say khaosodenglish

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Re: Boss given until end of today to show up or face arrest
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2017, 06:38:41 PM »
Boss given until end of today to show up or face arrest

 Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya was given until the end of today (Thursday) to turn himself in with the public prosecutor at the Office of the Attorney-General otherwise he will face arrest.

OAG spokesman Somnoek Siangkong said today that the prosecutor had rejected a request from the suspect’s lawyer for another postponement of showing up with the prosecutor to acknowledge the charge.

He said that if Boss does not show up within the deadline today, the prosecutor would ask the court to issue an arrest warrant against him and would seek his extradition to face trial in the country.

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Re:‘Boss’ faces arrest warrant after another no-show
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2017, 12:56:02 PM »
‘Boss’ faces arrest warrant after another no-show in hit-and-run case from 2012

AN ARREST warrant will be sought for Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, the heir to the Red Bull fortune who is accused of running over and killing a police officer in 2012, after he again failed to meet prosecutors in Bangkok yesterday because he was “preoccupied” overseas.




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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2017, 01:36:37 PM »
no different to fleeing the scene.
shows you how not just money can buy crime,but time itself.an embarresment to the legal system,the quicker this guy is brought to justice the sooner our people will have some faith in the system.a man is dead and the thai people are pretty fed up about this case. This is not justice it is a mockery to all that is humane.

this is the heading,has he resigned yet

Metropolitan police chief vows to resign if fail to arrest patrol police killer
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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2017, 04:13:07 PM »
An arrest warrant has been issued - but don't hold yer breath aljazeera.com. reports it's the eighth time he has missed a summons since legal proceedings against him began in 2016.  "Whenever he steps into Thailand, we should be able to get him," Chaktip told reporters. "Initially I learned he is hiding in England where we have an extradition treaty."

I expect the BOSS is now very CROSS, BUT ... if he held his hands up like a man, when all this began  in 2012, even if he got 10 yrs maybe half that for pleading guilty making it 5, might of just done 2 -3 yrs of that, he might be a free man now.
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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2017, 06:00:12 PM »
Red Bull heir faces passport revocation

The Foreign Ministry will be asked to consider revoking the passport of Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya, who faces an arrest warrant in a 2012 fatal hit-and-run case, says a senior prosecutor.

The ministry's Department of Consular Affairs would be consulted because Mr Vorayuth is now a fugitive in a criminal investigation, said Amnat Chotchai, director-general of the International Affairs Department of the Office of the Attorney General.

He said revoking the passport could pressure the suspect to turn himself in to authorities, but noted that the Department of Consular Affairs would consider the facts to determine if they justify such a dramatic step.

He said his department would not intervene in the decision-making process.

The possible revocation of Mr Vorayuth's passport has been raised after he repeatedly failed to answer charges in the 2012 case, in which a motorcycle police officer was dragged to his death by a speeding Ferrari.

The repeated no-shows by the 32-year-old billionaire -- who lives a life of luxury abroad and enters and leaves Thailand at will -- have outraged the public for years. But it was only last week that prosecutors finally sought a court warrant for his arrest.

To initiate the passport revocation process, the Royal Thai Police will inform the Foreign Ministry of the legal proceedings against Mr Vorayuth, Mr Amnat said.

A working panel has been set up to seek the extradition of Mr Vorayuth who is believed be staying in the United Kingdom. The team is waiting for a complete police report so that an extradition request can be lodged with authorities in the UK.

Mr Amnat heads the panel but declined to give further details about its members except to say that they have expertise in the matter.

Commenting on an observation that the suspect has a private jet and can travel with ease, Mr Amnat said Mr Vorayuth cannot just slip through immigration checks.

Even if the suspect leaves the UK, as long as the extradition request is not denied, the process remains intact, he said. If and when Mr Vorayuth re-enters that country, Thai authorities will submit a fresh request with updated information and the extradition process will resume.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1240898/red-bull-heir-may-lose-passport
 

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Thailand seeks help from Interpol to locate Red Bull heir “Boss”

 Thai police now turn to the Interpol to help them locate the whereabout of Red Bull heir, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, after the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court issued him arrest warrant last week for hit-and-run and reckless driving causing death.

In addition, they are also asking the Foreign Ministry to scrap his passport.

This was revealed today by the Royal Thai Police’s foreign affairs division commander Pol Maj Gen Apichart Suribunya.

He said Thai police will ask Thai Interpol to help in locating his whereabout, and seeking the extradition if he is in the United Kingdom.

However if he could not be found in the UK, then Thailand will ask all Interpol police in 190 countries to locate and make arrest.

He said the arrest warrant has a 10-year life or until 2027.

Asked to comment whether the extradition is affected or not if the suspect has naturalised, he said naturalisation has no impact on the extradition because the crimes were committed before being naturalised.

He said now Thong Lor police must formally ask the prosecutor to coordinate with the country where the suspect escapes to for the extradition to Thailand for trial.

The next step required Thong Lor police to officially ask the Royal Thai Police commissioner to designate the foreign affairs police division to locate his whereabout.

If he is not found in the UK, then Thai Interpol will issue blue notice to Interpol in 190 countries for help.

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2017, 02:54:00 PM »
this thread started in 2012 wonder if it can last another 10 yrs. ;)
 

 



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