London — A deadly car accident in England has led to a diplomatic standoff with the United States. Harry Dunn, 19, was struck and killed on his motorcycle in late August by a vehicle allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road, and police say they were about to arrest a U.S. diplomat’s wife in the case.
That American woman, a U.S. diplomat’s wife, was allowed to leave Britain under diplomatic immunity, however.
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the U.S. Embassy on Monday to re-think its decision to invoke immunity for Sacoolas.
“I do not think that it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose,” he said on a U.K. breakfast news show. “I hope that Anne Sacoolas will come back and will engage properly with the processes of law as they are carried out in this country. That’s a point that we’ve raised or are raising today with the American Ambassador here in the U.K., and I hope it will be resolved very shortly. And to anticipate a question you might want to raise, if we can’t resolve it then of course I will be raising it myself personally with the White House.”
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