Red Bull scion held in hit-and-run case

Thai police have arrested the Ferrari-driving grandson of the co-creator of the Red Bull energy drink on suspicion of killing a policeman in a hit-and-run collision on Monday, officials said.

The suspect, 27-year-old Worayuth Yoovidhya, is accused of hitting the police officer, who was on a motorcycle, and dragging the body about 100 metres down a main road at around dawn in the capital Bangkok. “We traced the gasoline trail which leaked onto the road until it led us to the house with the Ferrari,” said police Lieutenant Colonel Viradol Thubthimdee of Thonglor police station, where Worayuth was taken for questioning.

“He will be charged with causing death by driving and failing to stop and inform the authorities, with a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine,” Viradol said.

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