A diplomathustru is charged with having caused a 19-year-old motorcyklists death, but will not risk imprisonment.
An american diplomathustru refuses to leave voluntarily returned to Britain, where she Friday has been charged in a case relating to a fatality.
The inform a lawyer for the accused, Anne Sacoolas.
- Anne will not leave voluntarily returned to Britain and risking a possible jail sentence for a terrible but unintentional accident, says attorney Amy Jeffress.
The british prosecutor's office gave on Friday permission for the police to charge Sacoolas, who allegedly hit a motorcyclist with his car in august.
The 19-year-old motorcyclist, Harry Dunn, was killed in the accident.
According to the charges, it was Sacoolas' hazardous driving, that was the fault of the young brites death.
British authorities said on Friday that the procedure for extradition is set in motion.
the Case has triggered outrage in Britain and a dispute between the american and british authorities about whether she will be extradited.
I hope that Anne Sacoolas now will realize that the right thing to do is to get back to the Uk and collaboration in the legal process, says the british foreign secretary, Dominic Raab.
The u.s. department of state, on the other hand provide the expression of disappointment that there are now criminal charges have been brought.
- the UNITED states has clearly stated that at the time of the accident and during her stay in the united kingdom, had the driver in this case, a status that gave diplomatic immunity, says a spokeswoman for the ministry of foreign affairs.
the Maximum for manslaughter by reckless driving is 14 years in prison.
/ritzau/ReutersUpdated Date: 20 December 2019, 23:00