Thailand's public prosecutor's office changed its mind following an outpouring of criticism and recommended on Tuesday the reopening of a case on charges of drug use and reckless driving against the heir of the multi-billion dollar Red Bull franchise for a hit-and-run that killed a police official in Bangkok in 2012.

Following the controversy sparked by the dismissal of all charges against Vorayuth Yoovidhya in June, a working group of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) asked the police on Tuesday to re-examine the case as two key pieces of evidence were not included in the earlier police investigative report pertaining to the case. EFE-EPA