Harry Dunn’s mother ‘distraught’ after suspect filmed driving in US
Footage of Anne Sacoolas, who returned to the US after the crash that killed British teenager, angers parents
Harry Dunns mother has said she is distraught after the American suspect in the crash that killed the teenager was filmed back behind the wheel.
Dunn, 19, died after his motorbike was involved in a head-on collision with a car outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August.
Anne Sacoolas, 42, the wife of a US technical intelligence officer, claimed diplomatic immunity and was able to return to America.
She refused to answer questions as she was filmed by ITV News at the wheel of her car reversing out of a driveway before pulling away.
Harrys mother, Charlotte Charles, was left in tears after viewing the footage and told the broadcaster: [Im] distraught to be honest.
Shes clearly just going about her normal day, driving and taking the kids to school.
She looks well, she looks calm, the house is all decorated with Christmas stuff candy canes on the driveway, lights around the tree.
Shes just going about doing whatever she would usually do as though nothings ever happened. Her life looks so normal and shes completely wrecked ours.
Charles is in the US with Harrys stepfather, Bruce Charles, and father, Tim Dunn, to press for Sacoolas extradition.
Radd Seiger, the Dunn familys spokesman, said: They are completely devastated by what they have seen and feel like they have been taken for fools. They feel like they have been naive and stupid.
We are all rallying around them to support them but they just do not understand why the person who took their sons life thinks she can just skip out of the country and just erase the whole thing from her life.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was handed a completed file of evidence on 1 November after Northamptonshire police interviewed Sacoolas in the US.
Chief crown prosecutor Janine Smith has previously said she will meet Harrys family once a charging decision has been made.
But the family has spoken of their frustration at the length of time it is taking and said they are considering bringing a private prosecution.
Seiger said: I once again now call on the CPS to charge her with causing death by dangerous driving and to have her extradited without any further delay.
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