As expected, Red Bull heir Vorayudh “Boss” Yoovidhya didn’t show up to face prosecutors again today for his suspected role in the hit-and-run incident that killed a policeman on a motorcycle in Thong Lor five years ago.
According to The Nation, The case is postponed until April 27, the Office of the Attorney-General’s deputy spokesman Prayut Phetkhun announced just now.
Today, Vorayudh’s lawyer appeared at the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court prosecutor’s office to say that his client is attending an event in England.
The Attorney-General’s office said they “might consider” issuing an arrest warrant for him if he doesn’t show up in April to finally hear the charges.
Prayuth stepped in to say that the office still plans to pursue the case and it all should become clearer next month.
This despite reports that Vorayudh continues to live a jet-setting life in both Thailand and abroad since his supposed role in the death of Sgt. Maj. Wichian Klanprasert. There are allegations of social media posts about him by friends and family receiving thousands of likes, stories about him staying in THB30,000 per night resorts and photos of him posing with sports cars in London featuring customized license plates that bear his name.
As far as Coconuts can tell, his social media channels have been dark since 2012. His Facebook page, which was quite active until the year of the accident, has had no new public updates except to change the profile and cover photos to black on October 13, 2016, the same day the late king died. Before that, the profile picture had not been changed since before the accident.
Pre-accident photos on that page outline his glamorous life. There are photos of nightclubs in Hong Kong, bottles of champagne, lobster, private jets and yachts. His Instagram page is set to private and has just over 300 followers.
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