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    Thailand’s Red Bull Heir Escapes 2017 Drug Charges

    The drug charges brought against Thailand’s Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya have now lapsed because of the statute of limitations.


    The drug charge has expired under recent changes to Thailand’s narcotics laws, Office of the Attorney General spokesman Prayut Petcharakhun said on Tuesday.


    In August 2020, a panel of prosecutors charged Vorayuth with cocaine abuse and reckless driving, causing death. The Director-general of the Office of Criminal Prosecution, Itthiporn Kaewthip, chaired the meeting. Mr. Prayut was the panel’s secretary.

    In response, a warrant was issued for his arrest under Section 58 of the Narcotics Act of 1979. There was a 10-year statute of limitations and an automatic six-month to a three-year jail sentence for violators.


    According to the statute of limitations, Mr. Vorayuth’s cocaine charge was originally set to expire on Sept 3, 2022.


    Upon the implementation of new narcotics laws on Dec 9, 2021, the Narcotics Act of 1979 was repealed. Violations of Section 162 of the new law, which also prohibits the use of cocaine, are punishable by up to a year in jail, plus five years’ probation.

    Therefore, the cocaine abuse charge against the Red Bull heir has automatically lapsed.


    Currently, Mr. Vorayuth is only facing a reckless driving charge under Section 291 of the Criminal Code, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail and a 15-year statute of limitations.


    On Sept 3, 2027, the statute of limitations on reckless driving charges will expire.

    On Sept 3, 2012, Mr. Vorayuth, then 27, was driving a black Ferrari when he collided with Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, 47, and killed him.




    Red Bull Heir Flees


    The crash occurred on Sukhumvit Road when he hit the rear of the police motorcycle. After fleeing the scene, he returned to his nearby home.


    The charges against him were put off seven times by his lawyers. Prosecutors finally charged him on April 27, 2017, with reckless driving causing death and failure to stop and assist a fatal crash victim.

    The day before he appeared in court, he escaped on a private plane.


    After the one-year statute of limitations expired, a speeding charge was dropped. On September 3, 2017, the charge of failing to stop and render assistance expired.


    Mr. Vorayuth has frequently attended high-profile sporting events overseas with the Red Bull F1 racing team in recent years.

    Thai authorities say they have been unable to find the Red Bull heir. His Interpol red warrant mysteriously disappeared too.


    Wealthy families live by different standards in Thailand; they can use their wealth and power to manipulate the legal system.

    Thailand's Red Bull Heir Escapes 2017 Drug Charges

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    Maybe they should have an investigation or something.


    Oh.

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    The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) announced on Tuesday that it will arraign eight suspects for allegedly helping Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya get away scot-free after a hit-and-run accident in 2012.

    The suspects include a former president of the Football Association of Thailand and a former deputy attorney general.
    Prayut Phetkhun, the OAG spokesperson, told the press that the OAG will press charges against eight suspects in the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases.

    The eight suspects include former and active police officers, former and incumbent public prosecutors, a politician and a university lecturer. They are accused of abusing their authority to alter evidence to tone down the case and help Vorayuth escape arraignment in court for drunk driving and speeding away after running over Pol Senior Sgt-Major Wichian Klunpraset from Thonglor Police Station in 2012.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya get away scot-free
    He sure did and will remain scot free. The spoiled little prick needs to be hunted down and thrown in the slammer. Ain't going to happen but it's what should be done.

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    Money buys freedom in Thailand. Just how it is.

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    Not just Thailand. Ask Trump about his legal cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    He sure did and will remain scot free. The spoiled little prick needs to be hunted down and thrown in the slammer. Ain't going to happen but it's what should be done.

    Hahahaha, love the well rehearsed faux butthurt !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Hahahaha, love the well rehearsed faux butthurt !
    Faux..is it? Do I know you? Clear you don't know me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Faux..is it? Do I know you? Clear you don't know me..
    So how does Khun Boss playing the game and using his contacts and wealth affect you ?

    Or

    Are you one of these woke fucktards that scream "iam offended".. and expect/demand change ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Do I know you? Clear you don't know me..
    With the username of Fondles, I’m sure he’d like to get to know you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Not just Thailand. Ask Trump about his legal cases.
    Good call. Justice is a very slow horse when it's chasing a wealthy dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 39TG View Post
    Good call. Justice is a very slow horse when it's chasing a wealthy dude.
    But it would be hilarious if they jailed the plod that took the backhanders.

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    Norton nailed it with Gomer's help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    But it would be hilarious if they jailed the plod that took the backhanders.

    Just would be the more appropriate word.

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