London, United Kingdom:
Interpol has released a red notice regarding the preliminary arrest of a US diplomat's wife who has been charged with a car accident in the UK that killed a teenage boy.
19-year-old Harry Dunn died in August last year when his motorcycle collided with a car that was driving on the wrong side of the road near an Air Force base in Croughton, central England, and was used by the U.S. military as a communications center.
The car was driven by Anne Sacoolas, who then returned to the United States despite a police investigation accused of causing death from dangerous driving.
The 42-year-old Sacoolas, whose husband was an intelligence officer and was reported as a CIA agent herself, has since claimed that she has diplomatic immunity from law enforcement.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denied the British extradition request and has burdened the normally close relationship between the two countries.
Radd Seiger, spokesman for Dunn's family, said late Monday on Twitter: "I can confirm that Interpol has distributed a red notice regarding #AnneSacoolas.
"Police forces around the world are asked to locate and temporarily arrest them to extradite them to Britain," he added.
The British police asked Interpol to be arrested if they tried to leave the United States for possible extradition.
A red notice is not an international arrest warrant, but is issued to those seeking law enforcement or sentencing.
Dunn's mother Charlotte told ITV's Good Morning Britain Show on Tuesday that the news gave her "confidence that … the UK authorities are clearly on the same page as us.
"It was a very emotional afternoon yesterday. We didn't really expect it. Many, many tears.
"The enthusiasm is always short-lived, we shouldn't have to go through that," she added.
Dunn's parents visited the White House in October to meet US President Donald Trump.
They said he was warm and welcoming, but criticized the White House's attempts to schedule a quick call with Sacoolas, who was in a room next door with photographers.
The US State Department confirmed that it had denied the application and said Sacoolas had immunity from criminal jurisdiction while in the UK.
"If the United States accepted the UK's extradition request, it would practically nullify diplomatic immunity and set an extremely alarming precedent," a statement said.
The case gave Prime Minister Boris Johnson a political headache when he tried to reach a US trade deal after Britain's exit from the European Union.
Trump has described the accident as a "terrible accident" and claims that Americans in the UK have often had difficulty driving on the left side of the road.
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