Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Red Bull Heir

Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Red Bull Heir

Thai authorities are seeking an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune after he failed to appear for his indictment in a hit-and-run case in which a policeman was killed.

Prosecutor Ruecha Krairiksh says Vorayuth Yoovidhya showed an intention to flee by not appearing for the indictment Monday.

Defense lawyer Thanit Buakeaw said Vorayuth was on a business trip in Singapore and could not return because he fell ill.

It is the sixth time Vorayuth’s indictment has been postponed since he allegedly hit the officer with a Ferrari and dragged his body down a Bangkok street last September.

A charge of speeding will be dropped because the statute of limitation is expiring. He still faces a charge of causing death by reckless driving.