Red Bull heir faces arrest

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epa03381733 Thai police officers inspect a Ferrari car owned by alleged hit-and-run Vorayuth Yoovidhya (not in picture) grandson of the creator of Red Bull energy drink in Bangkok, Thailand, 03 September 2012. Vorayuth was arrested on charges of killing a Thai policeman with his Ferrari. He's alleged to have rear-ended the motorcycle of police sergeant major and dragged his body under the car for more than 200 metres then he fleeing the scene of the accident while the victim was left dead on the road, police said. EPA/STR THAILAND OUT

A warrant of arrest will be issued to 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, the Guardian said. Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 28, is accused of driving 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. Vorayuth faces charges of causing death through reckless driving and failing to stop and assist the victim.

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