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Re: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of c

Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:29 am

lomuamart wrote:Isn't it amazing how the ferreting journalists are always there on time but there's very rarely a public follow up through to a court decision?
Unfortunately, the crime is news. The hi-so getting away with it is not.
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Re: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of c

Post by Spitfire » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:20 pm

Another great article from Voranai on this belligerent female pop star and the "You know who my daddy is" rich kids.

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Post by PeteC » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:47 am

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Red Bull heir pays Bt3m to victim's family
September 25, 2012 6:27 pm

The family of Pol Snr Sgt-Major Wichien Klanprasert, who was run over by Red Bull heir Worrayuth Yoovidhya's Ferrari last month, have agreed to an out-of-court settlement of Bt3 million, police said Tuesday.


Thong Lor investigator Pol Lt-Colonel Wiradol Taptimdee said police investigators were still waiting for detailed results after initial blood test showed that Worrayuth might have consumed a narcotic substance. They are also waiting for forensic results of the car and the speed at which it was going when it hit the policeman's motorbike. Wiradol said the results should be revealed soon and the case should be concluded by the end of this month.
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Re: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of c

Post by PeteC » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:43 am

This cartoonist is not going to let the public forget about this. He's on a mission in appears. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of c

Post by DSB » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:55 pm

Not sure how true this is....

Red Bull Heir, Honda Highway Girl, Bus-Stop Mercedes Killer Sentenced To Demolition Derby Death Match

20 Sep 2012


BANGKOK—In what legal scholars and social analysts are declaring a “landmark ruling,” the Criminal Court today handed down an unprecedented combined sentence for three wealthy young Thais who committed vehicular manslaughter in recent high-profile cases.

Vorayuth Yoovidhya, the grandson of Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhya and who killed a policeman with his Ferrari, Orachorn “Praewa” Thephasadin Na Ayudhya, a member of a royally-titled family who caused an expressway accident that killed nine people, and Kanpithak Patchimsawat, son of former Miss Thailand Sawinee Patchimsawat who deliberately drove his Mercedes into a crowd of people, were sentenced to a death match demolition derby from which only the winner would survive.

“We hope that this sentence will bring some semblance of justice to the victims of these three high-society criminals,” read the judge in his ruling. “We also hope that the public will find it highly entertaining.”

In an unusual move, the appeals process has been suspended, leaving the defendants no option but to participate in the winner-take-all event.

The derby will take place in National Stadium next month, which will be modified into an open, dirt-track arena compete with lethal obstacles including twelve buried landmines, horizontal steel spikes protruding from the walls at driver-head level, and a 4-meter deep pool of boiling water.

Additionally, mortar shells and balloons filled with concentrated hydrofluoric acid will be lobbed at random into the arena by family members of the deceased victims.

The three convicts, each driving an exact version of the vehicle used to commit their respective crimes, will be released from opposite ends of the arena. Once inside, they will be free to use whatever means available to disable and kill their opponents.

The winner will be given a suspended sentence, the traditional prize for any Thai person of high social standing or wealth who is facing a serious criminal charge where the victims are of lower standing.

Tickets to the event, which is being co-sponsored by BEC-TERO, have already sold out. However, the derby will be broadcast live on free-to-air TV stations. Although police have warned against illegal gambling on the event, rumors have surfaced that bookies are reporting huge wagering interest on the level of a World Cup final.

Reported odds place Kanpithak as an early 4-3 favorite, due to the perceived sturdiness of the Mercedes E240 he will be driving. However, “Praewa” has also emerged as an even-money darling among female punters, who are counting on the swift agility of her Honda Jazz to prove a tactical advantage in the death pit. Vorayuth is the long shot at 8-1 as his Ferrari’s ground clearance of just 14 cm is expected to be a handicap on the dirt surface.

Although the Yingluck government officially declined to comment on the verdict, deferring to the court’s jurisdiction in criminal matters, deputy PM Chalerm Yoobumruang told reporters that this was a step forward for the country and that the Thai people should celebrate the verdict as an improvement in democracy.

“This bloody, vengeful spectacle of three rich kids killing each other will show the world that Thailand is a democracy, and that powerful connections and money won’t save you from justice here,” he said.

“Unless,” he quickly added, “you shoot a cop in the face at a nightclub. That’s totally different.”

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Post by MrPlum » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:37 pm

DSB wrote:Not sure how true this is....
It's true. My front row tickets arrived this afternoon.

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Post by TingTongJohn » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:33 am

prcscct wrote:http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakin ... 91117.html

Red Bull heir pays Bt3m to victim's family
September 25, 2012 6:27 pm

The family of Pol Snr Sgt-Major Wichien Klanprasert, who was run over by Red Bull heir Worrayuth Yoovidhya's Ferrari last month, have agreed to an out-of-court settlement of Bt3 million, police said Tuesday.


Thong Lor investigator Pol Lt-Colonel Wiradol Taptimdee said police investigators were still waiting for detailed results after initial blood test showed that Worrayuth might have consumed a narcotic substance. They are also waiting for forensic results of the car and the speed at which it was going when it hit the policeman's motorbike. Wiradol said the results should be revealed soon and the case should be concluded by the end of this month.
So if you ever wondered how much a human life is worth..There you have it....3 million Thai baht..Sad
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Re: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of c

Post by PeteC » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:38 am

I can see why the family accepted it. Let's say that at his police rank he was making 15,000 baht a month. 3 million would be 16 and a half years of salary. Let's hope the family gets an attorney and squeezes them for a few million more. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of c

Post by charlesh » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:43 pm

Pity Top Gear Thailand does not stage the event with the 3 on the fastest lap driving a car of their choice (but mysteriously fails to have brakes).

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Post by GLCQuantum » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:11 pm

TingTongJohn wrote: So if you ever wondered how much a human life is worth..There you have it....3 million Thai baht..Sad
Normally far less than that (think 40-50,000) but this time the life was being paid for by a multi-millionaire.

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Post by Bernard » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:31 pm

If this "Death Match Derby" is true I find it totally bizarre and sends a wrong message to the world. If guilty of murder these people should be hanged, shot, electrocuted or spend the rest of their days in prison, but to make a spectacle like this and then air it on TV is ridiculous and cheapens life's value still further............or am I'm being gullible in believing this thread ?

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Post by GLCQuantum » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:00 pm

Bernard wrote:If this "Death Match Derby" is true I find it totally bizarre and sends a wrong message to the world. If guilty of murder these people should be hanged, shot, electrocuted or spend the rest of their days in prison, but to make a spectacle like this and then air it on TV is ridiculous and cheapens life's value still further............or am I'm being gullible in believing this thread ?
Gullible I'm afraid.... :D

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Post by Bernard » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:37 pm

GLCQuantum wrote:
Bernard wrote:If this "Death Match Derby" is true I find it totally bizarre and sends a wrong message to the world. If guilty of murder these people should be hanged, shot, electrocuted or spend the rest of their days in prison, but to make a spectacle like this and then air it on TV is ridiculous and cheapens life's value still further............or am I'm being gullible in believing this thread ?
Gullible I'm afraid.... :D

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Re: Red Bull exec's kid arrested for fatal running over of c

Post by T.I.G.R. » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:29 pm

How about the guy who was going so fast in his Dad's Porsche he cut a poor girl in half and then drove 10KM before parking the car and taking a cab home.......surely he deserves a mention!

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Post by PeteC » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:47 am

Red Bull heir did 'coke' before accident
The Nation October 20, 2012 1:00 am

Traces of cocaine were found in the blood of the Red Bull heir who ran a traffic-police officer over with his Ferrari this year.

The Thong Lor Police Station told the media yesterday that Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, the youngest son of Red Bull tycoon Chalerm Yoovidhya, did indeed have traces of cocaine in his blood as well as more alcohol than is permissible by law on the day of the accident.

Vorayuth was scheduled to make his way through the circus of reporters at the police station to hear his charges yesterday. Pol Lieutenant Akarawin Sukhonthawit, deputy commander and acting chief of the Thong Lor Police Station, said yesterday evening that though the suspect was supposed to show up in the afternoon, he had not been seen yet.

Akarawin said the suspect would have to explain to police why he could not show up, especially since he has postponed meetings with police several times already. If he failed to show up at the end of the day, police would consider confiscating the bail money and seeking an arrest warrant.

Police have also asked medical experts to verify how the use of cocaine can affect one's mental abilities, and said this latest discovery would lead to an additional charge against Vorayuth.

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