US Air Force claimed jurisdiction in accusation of servicewoman charged with causing death of motorcyclist on reckless driving, the court heard.
Motorcyclist Matthew Day, 33, died of injuries after colliding with a red Honda Accord. car faced with the Yamaha motorcycle he rode in Norfolk, in Southery near Downham Market, last Friday.
Pilot first class of Mikayla Hayes, 23, who based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, was released on conditional pledge on Wednesday after appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Caroline Gardner said the United States Air Force (USAF) served the Crown Prosecution Service. with certificate under the Visiting Forces Act 1952 confirming jurisdiction.
It is understood that, if allowed, Hayes may face USA military court.
However, the prosecution would argue that she did not on duty or current in well of her duty at that time of incident reported to have taken place place how did she drive home from base.
Hayes only spoke to confirm her name, date of birth and address, how she appeared in doc.
Deputy Chief Justice Tan Ikram adjourned the case until 11 November. for legal argument over in issue.
The incident happened in constituency of foreign secretary and budding Tory leader Liz Truss.
Major Kiwi Reik, US Air Force Commander of public affairs at RAF Lakenheath, said: “The RAF Lakenheath knows of fatality in a car accident involving a US military member.
“We express our deepest and most sincere condolences. family of dead.
“We are and will be remain in full cooperation with Norfolk authorities during the investigation.”
The officers were called to the B1160 Lynn Road junction. with Ferry Bank shortly after 4:00 pm last Friday at collision A red Yamaha motorcycle and a red Honda Accord were involved, Norfolk police said.
Hayes was arrested, charged and taken into custody. in post-trial detention in Norfolk Magistrates’ Court last a week.
She was released on bail on Wednesday with terms of living with her home in Downham Market and visit to King’s Lynn Police Station every Saturday.
Her passport must be kept by the US Air Force, she is not allowed to apply. for any documents for international travel, and she cannot leave England and Wales.
The Ministry of the Interior said it could not comment on ongoing litigation.