Shame on this paper for such blatantly one-sided reportage. A minimum of research would show that Ms. Boutz's own collision sketches indicate she violated a major provision of Belize traffic laws as they relate to the making of left turns. Ms. Boutz was treated by the Belize police pretty much the same as a Belizean in the same situation would have been, and not much different than a foreigner here if involved in a traffic crash with hospitalizing injuries. If a Belizean were involved in the same situation in Chattanooga and fled the country before trial, this paper would refer to them as a fugitive from justice, and that would be correct. Well, Ms. Boutz is a fugitive from justice in Belize and a scofflaw and should be described as such. Ms. Boutz's actions in Belize reflect badly on Americans in that country and will likely lead the local police to be more severe with US tourists involved in traffic crashes in the future, as she lived down to their expectations.