Thai prosecutors to issue arrest warrant for Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya

Vorayuth fails to appear in court to hear charges over death of policeman in hit-and-run Ferrari crash.

Thai prosecutors have said 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 3 September 2012.

“Investigators will issue an arrest warrant for the suspect tomorrow and he can be arrested anywhere in Thailand,” Reuchai Krairerk, a senior public prosecutor at Bangkok South criminal court, said on Monday.

Vorayuth faces charges of causing death through reckless driving and failing to stop and assist the victim.

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.

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