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Red Bull heir enjoying life four years after hit-and-run

AP, BANGKOK

“Blood money,” said Pornanan, whose share sits in the bank.

Meanwhile, Yoovidhya failed to show up when ordered to face criminal charges of speeding, hit-and-run, and deadly, reckless driving.

Police say Yoovidhya disputes the reckless-driving charge, claiming the officer swerved in front of him. The speeding charge expired after one year. The more serious charge of hit-and-run, which police say carries a penalty of up to six months in jail, expires in September.

Complicating matters, Yoovidhya’s attorney has repeatedly filed petitions claiming unfair treatment in the investigation.

Police say it is up to prosecutors to charge him.

Prosecutors say extra investigation is needed, but would not specify.

Thammasat University law professor Pokpong Srisanit said the situation is “not normal,” but does appear legal.

Last year the Bangkok Post said that after paying the settlement in 2012, Yoovidhya “has been out of the country or otherwise unable to answer the criminal case against him in the years since.”

A few weeks after the article appeared, a photograph of Yoovidhya was posted online.

He was on the beach at a seaside resort south of Bangkok.

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