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Jury Awards Idaho Man Injured In Police Pursuit

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A Bear Lake County man paralyzed from the waist down after being hit from behind in southeast Idaho by a fleeing suspect pursued across three states by a Utah sheriff has
been awarded $3.7 million by a Pocatello jury.

The nine-member jury earlier this week found Rich County Sheriff Dale Stacy 30 percent at fault and the person he was pursuing, Darrell Ervin, 70 percent responsible.

It's unclear how much money Kyle Athay will collect because Ervin has no assets and Idaho has a cap on awards for pain and suffering that could limit how much Rich County will pay.

The crash happened on June 10, 1999. The lawsuit was dismissed in Bear Lake County before an appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court, then sent to Bannock County.
    

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