Hit-and-run Red Bull heir ingested cocaine: Thai police
BANGKOK (AP) - An heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused in the hit-and-run death of a policeman in Thailand tested positive for cocaine in his blood, Thai authorities said on Saturday.
Police Lieutenant Akarawin Sukhonthawit said that while Vorayuth Yoovidhya tested positive for the drug, it was not clear if he ingested it before the deadly Sept 3 crash.
Vorayuth was not taken into custody until several hours after the accident.
Vorayuth, 27, is accused of driving a Ferrari that struck the officer and dragged his body down a Bangkok street. His family paid the officer's siblings 3 million baht (S$119,423) late last month to forestall a civil lawsuit.