Caused by Ann Sacoolas’ accident in August 2019, period British-American relations were severely strained. And the issue of withdrawing her diplomatic immunity, which the Americans were facing I finally disagreed Boris Johnson and Donald Trump were then discussed by the leaders of the two countries.
The crash occurred near RAF Croton Air Base in Northamptonshire. Driving a motorcycle 19-year-old Harry Dunn He died after being hit by an SUV driven by Sacoolas. The 45-year-old was driving on the wrong side of the road and left the UK with diplomatic immunity shortly after the accident.
The United States refused the request sacoolas delivery, She herself refused to return voluntarily to Britain, but the parents of the deceased teenager did not give up, because The issue was published and taken up by successive British foreign ministers, In the end, the American woman was brought to trial, albeit only via video link.
This October, the former agent pleaded guilty to a lesser charge than was initially charged – causing death by reckless driving rather than causing death by dangerous driving – and on Thursday He was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for a year In addition to a 12-month driving ban.
Judge Bobby Chima Group explained in her justification that a suspended sentence is the only viable option, because neither life imprisonment nor community service It would not be enforceable if Sacoolas did not come voluntarily to the UK. She criticized her for failing to appear in person at the trial, but praised the “worthy obstinacy” of Dunn’s parents that led to Sacoolas’ guilty plea.
Despite the rather symbolic ruling, Harry Dunn’s parents expressed relief that they had successfully secured Sacoolas’ conviction and that the case was over. – Ann Sacoolas She will be sentenced for the rest of her life in a criminal case. It’s something I thought wasn’t going to happen, something the US government thought wasn’t going to happen. Harry, we did it,” said his mother.
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