Clovis man sentenced to maximum for 8th DWI conviction

Clovis man sentenced to maximum for 8th DWI conviction

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CLOVIS, New Mexico -

(Press Release)

Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that today Randall K. Pruitt, age 55, of Clovis, was sentenced for his 8th DWI conviction.

Pruitt was found guilty by a Curry County jury on December 21, 2018, of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs; Failure to Use Due Care; and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. 

On December 31, 2017, a neighbor called police because Pruitt had crashed into her vehicle while apparently trying to get into his driveway. Pruitt refused to comply with a breath test, so a search warrant was obtained for a blood draw.  Lab results showed a presence of cocaine.

The Honorable Fred Van Soelen imposed the maximum sentence of twelve years in prison and told Pruitt that he was sentencing him “because he was a threat to society, himself and others.”  The judge read off the list of seven prior DWI convictions going back to 1990.  Pruitt’s driver’s license will be revoked for life and upon release from prison he will serve two years on parole.

Brian Stover, Chief Deputy District Attorney prosecuted the case for the State.  Pruitt was represented by Michael Garrett, Attorney at Law.

For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.

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