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    Red Bull Heir Has Charges Dropped!

    You just can't make this up.....


    Charges have been dropped against the heir to the energy drink empire, Vorayud Yoovidhya, related to the death of a Thai policeman in 2012, Thai police say.

    Colonel Sampan Luangsajjakul of the Royal Thai Police told CNN "we were informed by Office of Attorney General about their final decision not to indict Mr. Vorayuth Yoovidhya on June 12. So we have proceeded to inform him (Yoovidhya) about the decision and the revocation of arrest warrant."

    A letter sent to Yoovidhya at his home in Bangkok by Thonglor Police Station and seen by CNN says: "Office of the Attorney General have decided to acquit Mr. Vorayuth Yoovidhya on all charges." National Police Commissioner "has not objected the decision" and "we have proceeded to revoke arrest warrant." The document didn't elaborate.

    Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 28, was behind the wheel of his Ferrari on September 3, 2012, when it collided with an on-duty policeman on a motorbike in downtown Bangkok leading to the death of the police officer. Yoovidhya was subsequently charged with drink driving, negligent death and committing a hit and run.


    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/23/asia/red-bull-vorayud-yoovidhya-charges-dropped-intl/index.html


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    National Police Commissioner "has not objected the decision" and "we have proceeded to revoke arrest warrant."
    good to see the police commissioner showing loyalty to his boys in brown.

    wonder how much the cvnt trousered from red bull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    You just can't make this up.....
    ...you don't have to...this outcome was predicted years ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    wonder how much the cvnt trousered from red bull.
    He's just been listed as the 2nd driver for their 2021/22 F1 campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    good to see the police commissioner showing loyalty to his boys in brown.

    wonder how much the cvnt trousered from red bull.
    Not to mention the Office Of The Attorney General. But hey....Vorayuth has heaps.

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    Finally, fuck me they dragged their feet on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Finally, fuck me they dragged their feet on this one.
    ...agree: the young daredevil should have been declared innocent years ago...

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    Nothing shocks or surprises me anymore.

    And I will write a book about my experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    And I will write a book about my experiences.
    ...anime, I hope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    And I will write a book about my experiences.
    Be careful

    Truth ain't always welcome

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    Lets hope he hits an Army General next time. A few, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Nothing shocks or surprises me anymore.

    And I will write a book about my experiences.
    First they killed my pies

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Lets hope he hits an Army General next time. A few, actually.
    I concur

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    Charges dropped against Red Bull heir over policeman death


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    Mr Yoovidhaya was accused of hitting the officer with his car in the capital, Bangkok, then fleeing.
    He repeatedly failed to meet police to face the charges, which include reckless driving causing death.

    Thai Police say these charges have now been dropped, but it is unclear why.

    Mr Vorayuth is the grandson of Chaleo Yoovidhaya, who co-founded the Red Bull empire with Austrian Dietrich Mateschitz. At the time of his death in 2012, Chaleo was the third richest person in Thailand, according to Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $5bn (3.93bn).


    Police Sergeant-Major Wichian Klanprasert was riding his motorbike along Bangkok's Sukhumvit Road when he was hit by a grey Ferrari, which dragged his body more than 100m (109yds) down the road, before driving off.

    Investigating officers followed a trail of brake fluid to a luxury home less than a kilometre away. The badly-dented Ferrari was there, but initially the police detained a driver employed by the family as their main suspect.

    When they subsequently discovered the car had actually been driven by Mr Vorayuth, then 27, he was tested and found to have excessive alcohol in his blood - but, he said, this was from drinking at home after the accident.

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    Mr Vorayuth's badly-dented Ferrari was found in the compound of his family's home in 2012He was arrested but then released shortly afterwards. Subsequently, he was summoned repeatedly to face charges, but each time his lawyers said he was unable to do so, citing overseas work commitments and illness.

    An initial investigation team had to be disbanded after an officer was accused of covering up for Mr Vorayuth's involvement.
    Thai authorities finally issued an arrest warrant for Mr Vorayuth five years after the accident, after he missed eight legal summons.

    The closely watched case has fuelled criticism that Thailand's elite enjoy special treatment by the authorities.
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    The closely watched case has fuelled criticism that Thailand's elite enjoy special treatment by the authorities.
    ...nonsense...this is normal treatment of the elite by Thai authorities...

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    Surprising yet not surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Surprising yet not surprising.
    Indeed. Disappointing, but this is how the world works.

    I just wonder if it will gain much traction or outrage in Thialand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    I just wonder if it will gain much traction or outrage in Thialand?
    ...we may never find out unless it's carried in the foreign press...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW
    I just wonder if it will gain much traction or outrage in Thialand?
    I'd imagine the usual blip of outrage and then... nothing.

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    Barely worth a comment, legal technicalities can be purchased as a formality if you pay enough to the right people, and the only uncertainty in this case is who got how much.

    Shame on our glorious leaders!

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    An initial investigation team had to be disbanded after an officer was accused of covering up for Mr Vorayuth's involvement.
    Thai authorities finally issued an arrest warrant for Mr Vorayuth five years after the accident, after he missed eight legal summons.

    The closely watched case has fuelled criticism that Thailand's elite enjoy special treatment by the authorities.
    There will be a spike in FB outrage, and then something else will come along presently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Barely worth a comment, legal technicalities can be purchased as a formality.
    I see you compromised and made a comment that makes absolutely no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    First they killed my pies


    Or perhaps "First they squashed my pies".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    There will be a spike in FB outrage, and then something else will come along presently.
    You're quite right but why the laughing emoji?

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    It's not that that the place is a corrupt snake pit of avarice and cronyism, that there is no functioning rule of law or that Thai justice is oxymoronic, it's the dismal fact they have no shame and are utterly indifferent to their immorality yet cling to the absurd hypocrisy the country is somehow worthy of pride that truly sickens one.

    Clearly, the family have ben well recompensed.

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