Red Bull Heir Yet to be Indicted

 | Mon 26 Aug 2013 15:13 ICT

CityNews – Vorayuth Yoovidhya (28), the heir to the Red Bull fortune who is on trial for allegedly crashing his Ferrari into a police officer, dragging the body 200 metres down the road, and then fleeing the scene, has been postponed until September 5th.

Vorayuth’s legal team said the young man was ill and so could not attend court. 
The statute of limitations for Vorayuth’s alleged crime is set to expire September 3rd. He is charged with hitting Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert’s when the policeman was rising his motorcycle down Sukhumvit Road Sept 2012 in the early hours.
Following Vorayuth’s 500,000 baht bail Thai web-forums were buzzing with talk of ‘double standards’, with many people writing that in Thailand only the poor go to jail.
Bangkok Post social critic Voranai Vanijaka said at the time, “”It’s who you know, not what you know and it’s now a cultural norm. People believe the rich and the connected will get away with it. Thais are disgusted, but we accept it.”