Popular Post webfact 167159 Posted January 5, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted January 5, 2022 Picture: Daily News Thai media Daily News was in wistful mood as they contemplated another year in which the Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya remains on the run. 2022 will be another year in which the fourth of five charges sees its statute of limitations run out. That will leave just one. The statute of limitations is the period in which a case can be brought to court. Back on September 3rd 2012 Boss who was speeding drove his grey Ferrari into Sen Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert who was riding a motorcycle in the Thong Lo area of Bangkok, the Thai capital. The policeman - 47 when he died - was dragged several hundred meters under the wheels of the supercar. Boss has not been prosecuted for anything and has been on the run since 2017 often "hiding" in plain sight on the Formula 1 circuit. An Interpol Red Notice to 195 countries is out - but this is rather toothless allowing the Thai authorities to sit back and wait. And wait and wait and wait..... Already three charges have run out: Speeding - one year statute - finished. Negligent driving causing damage - one year - run out. Not stopping to give assistance or reporting an accident - 5 years - run out Two remain on the books. The ten year statute of limitations on taking cocaine runs out on September 3rd this year. After that only the most serious charge - negligent driving causing death will remain. That has a 15 year life span and so runs out on September 3rd 2027. Daily News said that the case has been remarkable and fascinating in all its twists and turns over the years. From the alleged involvement in law breaking from the Thai police and witness tampering to the dropping then reinstatement of charges by PM Prayuth Chan-ocha after a public outcry. To the investigations into senior lawyers and police corruption that is still ongoing. At the heart of the case is the notion that the rich and famous - celebrities - can do what they want and literally get away with anything. The media ended their article saying that justice could still prevail. But time is running out and the Thai authorities will hopefully take the last few chances available for that justice to be served. Sadly, many will be saying that is a forlorn hope, notes ASEAN NOW. We shall probably still be reading stories about Red Bull Boss up until September 2027 - when he'll be free to return to Thailand if he so pleases. Health insurance plans that meet the long stay visa requirements -- © Copyright ASEAN NOW 2022-01-05 - Whatever you're going through, the Samaritans are here for you - Follow ASEAN NOW on LINE for breaking COVID-19 updates Get your business in front of millions of customers who read ASEAN NOW with an interest in Thailand every month - email [email protected] for more information 11 6 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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