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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) - A paralyzed inmate is costing Linn County taxpayers $3,000 a day.

Shawn Kruse of Cedar Rapids crashed his car during a police chase in May, and was paralyzed from the waist down. He's accused of hitting his wife before fleeing from police.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says the department budget for inmate doctor visits and medication could be exhausted in two months by Kruse.

 

Online Producer: Maria Magner

 

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