Dave Hanson: Cos she's an absolute cunt, end of.
Not necessarily. My understanding is that her initial reaction was that yes, she'd "stay and face the music" but she was pressured (basically ordered) by the US State Dept to leave, presumably to try and minimise media interest (as her husband is in the intelligence service).
It's backfired "bigly" . If she'd stayed, local media would have picked it up but it would probably not have gone national/ international. Since it was a genuine mistake she would probably have been charged with Dangerous Driving and got a large fine/ suspended sentence and maybe a driving ban.