CLOVIS, NM (KFDA) - A Clovis man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his eighth DWI conviction.
In December of 2018, a Curry County grand jury found 55-year-old Randall Pruitt guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, failure to use due care and leaving the scene of an accident.
The charges stem from December of 2017 when a neighbor called police saying Pruitt had crashed into her vehicle while trying to get into his driveway. Pruitt refused to comply with a breath test, so a search warrant was obtained for a blood draw.
The results from the blood test showed a presence of cocaine.
The judge sentenced Pruitt to the maximum sentence of 12 years in prison and told him he was sentencing him “because he was a threat to society, himself and others.”
The judge read off a list of seven prior DWI convictions going back to 1990.
Pruitt’s driver’s license will also be revoked for life, and he will serve two years on parole after he is released on parole.