THAI POLICE are moving to ask Interpol to again issue a Red Notice for the arrest of Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya in the hit-and-run case that led to a policeman’s death on September 3, 2012 on two charges that the Office of Attorney General has listed, Thai Rath newspaper reported today (Sept. 23, 2020).
Pol. Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said Thonglor police station had been informed that the Attorney General’s Office now wants to take legal action against Yorayuth on two counts, reckless driving causing death and cocaine abuse.
Bangkok South Criminal Court had issued an arrest warrant for Yorayuth on the charges of reckless driving leading to death, not stopping to help the victim, not informing the authorities and cocaine abuse. The statute of limitation is 15 years.
Thonglor police station has informed Criminal Records Division and Immigration Police Office to announce, detect and monitor the traveling in and out of Thailand by this suspect.
There was an uproar after all charges against Vorayuth were dropped by Mr. Net Naksuk, former Deputy Attorney General, in July this year with this leading to a review of the case.
Wichian Klanprasert, a police officer based at Thonglor station, was killed that morning with Vorayuth, grandson of billionaire Red Bull co-founder Chaleo Yoovidhya, being accused of driving his black Ferrari and slamming into the policeman’s motorcycle at high speed and zooming away after dragging his body for a certain stretch of Sukhumvit road.
Top: Yorayuth, right, and Pol. Col. Krisana, left. Photo: Thai Rath