Fugitive Thai Red Bull heir vanished after Taiwan stay

Vorayuth stayed at Taipei luxury hotel last April-May

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/09/02
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An heir to the Red Bull energy drink empire wanted by Thai

Fugitive Red Bull heir Vorayuth. (By Associated Press)

police for killing one of their officers during a hit-and-run accident five years ago was last seen in Taipei in May, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

The hit-and-run charge against Vorayuth Yoovidhya expires this weekend, though he still stands accused of causing death by reckless driving. He was driving a Ferrari when he hit a police sergeant major on a motorcycle in the streets of Bangkok in 2012, before racing home and in effect avoiding the legal system since then.

According to the AP, Vorayuth flew by private jet to Singapore just days before he was due for a court appearance in Bangkok in late April. He then moved on to Taiwan where he arrived at the Mandarin Oriental in Taipei on April 28 and left on May 3, the AP reported, adding that the luxury hotel had failed to comment on whether he stayed there.    [FULL STORY]

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