Boss Sees Another Charge Expire

Admin 04 September 2017

The Red Bull heir, whose fortune is reckoned to be worth billions, appears to have slipped another charge in connection with the death of police officer in 2012, after it "EXPIRED".

 

As a result, Worayuth Yoovidhaya has only one charge to face.

 

Mr Yoovidhaya fled the scene after hitting a policeman and dragging him under his sports car.

 

But under Thai law, there is what is called "the statue of limitations" which basically means if the person is not brought to trial within a certain period, they can no longer face that charge in court, even if they have been on the run to avoid going to court.

 

The authorities have been heavily criticised over their inability to bring him to court, as he appears to been free leave Thailand at will, without trace.

 

Public prosecutors have stated they are committed to bringing the fugitive back to Thailand to face the "reckless driving" charge, which does not expire until 2027.

 

Known as the "Boss", Worayuth is the grandson of the founder of the Red Bull energy drink empire, Chaleo Yoovidhya. He was wanted in connection with the murder of Senior Sergeant Major Vichien Klanprasert, who died when he was hit by the 32-year-olds Ferrari, in Bangkok.

 

Despite being on Interpol's "Red Notice" list in over 190 countries, around the world, Thai authorities have failed to locate him. He has been seen everywhere from London to Taiwan but no arrests have ever been made.

 

If the "Boss" were brought to justice, he could face ten years in jail for reckless driving, leading to a death charge. The statue of limitations lasts 15 years on this charge.

 

Many believe that the police have helped the fugitive escape the authorities but so far, no one has been able to provide any evidence to substantiate these claims.

 

But what has angered many people around the world is the way charges can expire. Some netizens asked "surely a murder charge is a murder charge and should never expire until justice is done?"

 

Another Facebook user suggest "its one rule for the rich and another for the poor."

 

Source: Thai Visa
Content: REHT