Max Sentence for Drunk Driver

A CLOVIS MAN GETS 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOLLOWING HIS EIGHTH DRUNK DRIVING CONVICTION. LINDA ATKINSON WITH THE DWI RESOURCE CENTER IN ALBUQUERQUE SAYS RANDALL PRUITT SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN TREATMENT FOR HIS ALCOHOLISM LONG AGO. SHE SAYS HE NEEDED TO PLACED IN A THREE YEAR PROGRAM.

ATKINSON SAYS SENDING SOMEONE TO PRISON DOESN’T SOLVE THE PROBLEM. SHE SAYS THE 40 TO 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS IT COSTS THE STATE TO HOUSE A PRISONER FOR A YEAR COULD BE BETTER SPENT ON TREATMENT PROGRAMS.

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