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Thai police officers look at a motorcycle and a Ferrari car that were involved in a hit-and-run accident in Bangkok, Thailand.
BANGKOK (AP) - People in Thailand often joke that prisons are reserved for the poor, because the rich and privileged tend to get away with murder.
Popular online forums are filled with commentary Tuesday about the justice system's highest-profile test case in years, in which an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune allegedly slammed his Ferrari into a policeman and dragged the officer's dead body along a street before speeding away.
Police initially attempted to cover up the heir's involvement by arresting a bogus suspect, underlining what many people describe as selective law enforcement and the power of political connections.
But Bangkok's police commissioner has now taken charge of the investigation and is vowing to deliver justice in Monday's accident. "The truth will prevail," he says.
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