Red Bull Heir Accused of Killing Police Officer in Ferrari...Then Trying to Buy His Way Out of It
Local Police Caught Attempting to Frame Innocent Party
Red Bull may give you wings, but it may not teach you the rules of the road. Vorayuth Yoovighya, 27 - grandson of the man who created Red Bull energy drinks - was arrested in Bangkok for hitting and killing a police officer in his Ferrari. Even worse, he's accused of dragging the dead body with his vehicle down a busy street before stopping.
Worse than that? Bangkok's top police commissioner was forced to take over the case after local police allegedly attempted to protect the wealthy heir by placing the blame on an innocent party. Talk about corrupt cops!
Thankfully, the commissioner doesn't sound like he's willing to be bought. "A policeman is dead," he stated. "If I let this case get away, I'd rather quit. I don't care how powerful they are. If I can't get the actual man [who did it], I'll resign."
While he's being charged with a hit-and-run, Yoovigha says the officer's motorcycle cut him off. He's been charged with death by reckless driving and escaping arrest. He's currently out of jail after posting 500,000 baht (the U.S. equivalent of about $16,000) bail - chump change for a guy of his wealth.
Yoovigha's family's net worth is estimated to be $5.4 billion. Let's just hope justice prevails.