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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017, file photo, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, whose grandfather co-founded energy drink company Red Bull, walks to get in a car as he leaves a house in London. Police in Thailand say they have begun the process of requesting an arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. National police chief Chaktip Chaijinda announced that the effort to arrest Vorayuth began Friday, April 28, in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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The Latest: Thai police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017, file photo, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, whose grandfather co-founded energy drink company Red Bull, walks to get in a car as he leaves a house in London. Police in Thailand say they have begun the process of requesting an arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. National police chief Chaktip Chaijinda announced that the effort to arrest Vorayuth began Friday, April 28, in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a Red Bull energy-drink heir accused in a fatal 2012 hit-and-run in Thailand (all times local):

5:50 p.m.

Police in Thailand say they’ve obtained an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident. The warrant issued Friday by a Bangkok court could move the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed.

Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is accused of fleeing the scene of a 2012 crash in his Ferrari after allegedly fatally hitting a police officer on motorcycle patrol. His family, half-owners of the Red Bull empire, has estimated wealth of more than $20 billion.

Police spokesman Krisana Pattanacharoen said Friday the court had approved the arrest warrant on charges of hit-and-run and reckless driving.

The state prosecutor asked for police action after Vorayuth missed Thursday’s deadline to answer a summons. Police applied for the warrant Friday morning.

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