hit and run

  • Crime

    Royal Thai Police ordered to find Red Bull Heir and deliver justice

    The Thai prime minister wrapped up the government’s last Cabinet meeting of 2022 by demanding the Royal Thai Police (RTP) find Red Bull Heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya and prosecute him. The 37 year old fled Thailand over ten years ago after a hit-and-run incident killed a police officer, Wichian Klanprasert, in Bangkok, on September 3, 2012. Boss, then 27, was…

  • Thailand

    Driver surrenders to police after hit-and-run in Pattaya

    The reckless pickup driver who knocked down a British man on a pedestrian crossing in a hit-and-run incident surrendered to police and visited the victim to apologise. The driver, 61 year old Maethanat Leeliang, gave himself up to the police after the hit-and-run incident in Pattaya. Maethanat told police he was unaware he had hit the foreigner and only found…

  • Road deaths

    BMW driver kills homeless man in hit-and-run in Bangkok

    Thai police are searching for the driver of a BMW who killed a homeless man in a hit-and-run in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. At 11pm, officers from Bang Khun Thian Police Station received a report of a fatal car crash on the outbound Ekachai Road Soi 76 in Bangkok’s Bang Bon district. Police found the body of 52 year old Boonsri…

  • Thailand

    Pickup driver arrested after killing Bangkok road sweeper

    UPDATE Police arrested a pickup driver involved in the hit-and-run incident that killed a Bangkok road sweeper yesterday morning. Officers managed to get the man after the driver took his vehicle to get repaired at a local garage in the area. Police revealed three pieces of evidence were left at the scene, a black bumper bar and broken parts from…

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    Thailand News Today | Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes

    Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes Police patrol Pattaya Beach Starting with our first story, Police in Pattaya are continuing their commitment to crack down on law-breaking along the beach. They were out on patrol Monday night and added prostitution to the list of illegal activities that they were on the lookout to prevent. The police plan…

  • Road deaths

    Young woman killed in hit-and-run in Chon Buri

    A young woman was killed in a hit-and-run in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district on Monday night. A six-wheel truck crashed into a motorbike, crushing 32 year old Saithan Hongthong to death. The incident happened on Map Iang-Laem Chabang Road. An anonymous witness said he saw the truck crash into Saithan before speeding away. The witness did not see the…

  • Hot News

    Doctor’s “sorry, not sorry” attitude after alleged hit-and-run of students lands him in hot water

    A Thai doctor’s “sorry, not sorry” attitude has landed him in hot water over his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident of students. The Medical Council of Thailand is now investigating him after he allegedly hit three young students while they were strolling on a crosswalk outside of their Bangkok school last month. Several groups called on the council to…

  • Crime

    4 out of 5 charges against Thailand’s Red Bull Heir expire, 1 remains

    Thailand’s “Red Bull Heir” who killed a police officer in a hit-and-run in 2012 is still wanted 10 years later. Yesterday, the fourth out of the five original charges filed against Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidya expired. However, the heir is still wanted under one valid charge: “reckless driving causing death.” “Boss” – the grandson of billionaire Red Bull co-founder Chaleo Yoovidhya…

  • Crime

    Prosecutor in Red Bull heir case kicked out of civil service

    Today, Thailand’s public prosecution committee unanimously agreed to kick ex-general attorney Nate Naksuk out of the civil service for choosing not to indict the “Red Bull heir,” who killed a police officer in a hit-and-run incident back in 2012. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidya – the grandson of billionaire Red Bull co-founder Chaleo Yoovidhya – became a fugitive after speeding through the…

  • Thailand

    In Bangkok, almost 90% of cars, motorbikes, public vehicles still don’t stop at zebra crossings

    A health organisation and a road safety organisation teamed up to study how many cars, motorbikes, and public vehicles stop for pedestrians at 12 zebra crossings in Bangkok. They found that altogether, 89% wouldn’t stop. For motorcycles, the rate was 92% of 6,449 motorcycles that wouldn’t stop. For cars, the rate was 86% of 7,619. For public vehicles it was…

  • Crime

    Officials say Vorayuth cocaine charge could be dropped as time running out

    Prosecutors say they’re concerned that time is running out to prosecute fugitive Red Bull heir, Vorayuth Yoovidhya, for cocaine use. The Office of the Attorney-General says the statute of limitations on the charge is set to expire in September. According to a Nation Thailand report, the OAG has released a statement on the progress of the case against Vorayuth, aka…

  • Crime

    Anti-Corruption Commission says Vorayuth hit-and-run case “completed in 14 months”

    The hit-and-run case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya is expected to be wrapped up within 14 months. Nation Thailand reports that the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission says the case should be complete by the end of next year. The incident is now 9 years old and many Thais wonder why it’s taking so long to prosecute the…

  • Thailand

    Thai police suspect fugitive Red Bull heir is living in Austria

    The fugitive Red Bull heir who is wanted by Thai police for the 2012 fatal hit-and-run case is claimed to now be in Austria. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is wanted for speeding his Ferrari in Bangkok’s Thong Lor and running over a police officer, dragging his body several dozen metres, killing him. Boss managed to evade justice and fled the country…

  • Crime

    Ex-police chief, lawyer accused of involvement in altering Red Bull heir hit-and-run report

    A former national police chief and a lawyer for the fugitive Red Bull heir, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, are being investigated over the 2012 fatal hit-and-run case and are accused of ordering an officer to change the reported speed the billionaire was driving when sped his Ferrari through Bangkok’s Thong Lor district, running over a police officer and killing him. Reports…

  • Crime

    Former deputy attorney-general to be investigated over serious wrongdoings in Red Bull hit-and-run case

    An investigation is to take place into alleged serious transgressions by a former deputy attorney-general involved in the 2012 hit-and-run case against Vorayuth Yoovidhya. Nate Naksuk is to be investigated over his decision to drop the charges against the Red Bull heir, who is accused of killing a Bangkok policeman in the hit-and-run incident. The Bangkok Post reports that the…

  • Thailand

    Police claim that officer didn’t commit a hit and run, admit the driver hit someone and left

    The Metropolitan Police Bureau is claiming that the officer who allegedly plowed his truck through a group of pro-democracy protesters over the weekend did not commit a hit and run. 1 protester was injured as a result of the incident. Pol Lt Gen Phukphong Phongpetra concedes that a prisoner transport vehicle was involved in the incident but claims that it…

  • Thailand

    Former Deputy Attorney General faces mild disciplinary violation for role in Red Bull heir case

    A former deputy attorney general is facing disciplinary action for his decision not to indict the Red Bull hier, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, over the fatal hit-and-run incident in 2012 where the Boss sped his Ferrari through Bangkok’s Thong Lor district and struck a police officer, killing him. Boss managed to evade justice and fled the country. The deputy attorney general’s…

  • Crime

    UPDATE: Police officers, prosecutors may be investigated over acquittal of Red Bull heir

    UPDATE Following yesterday’s report that at least 10 senior officials may be investigated for their role in helping Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya escape justice, Thai media outlet Naew Na is reporting that 2 police generals are among the 10. ORIGINAL STORY After the Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya, aka, “Boss”, was allowed to evade justice for a 2012…

  • Thailand

    Monk killed in hit and run

    Phra Charan, a 70 year old monk, was killed in a hit in Bangkok, yesterday. Phra had been a monk for years at the Wat Son temple. 30 metres from the monk’s body pieces of a “black car” were recovered, presumably from the car that struck Phra. When rescue workers arrived at the scene they found Phra’s head and leg…

  • Thailand

    Red Bull heir ‘Boss’ has 6 more years until legally free of charges

    At the start of the new year, Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya will have 6 more years until he is free from being formerly charged over a hit and run case, involving the death of a police officer, that took place in 2012. The current statute of limitations for reckless driving causing death, one of the charges against Boss,…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | BKK nurses infected, Burmese Covid strain, Boss case drama | December 10

    Welcome to Jett Gunther hosting Thailand News Today. It’s a public holiday in Thailand. Covid-19 infected nurses are staff at Bangkok’s BNH Hospital Although reports are fairly vague about the recent Covid-19 cases involving Bangkok medical workers, the BNH Hospital in Silom, Bangkok confirms that 6 of its staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. The hospital says preventative measures…

  • Crime

    Prosecutors say they can’t indict Red Bull heir until police arrest him

    Prosecutors in the never-ending saga that is the case against Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, are shifting the blame for a lack of prosecution and pointing the finger at police. Prayuth Petchkhun from the Office of the Attorney-General says prosecutors’ hands are tied until Boss is arrested and brought to trial. The Red Bull’s exact whereabouts are unknown, but he is almost…