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Clovis halfway house founder arrested for ninth DWI

Leonard Tapia
October 25, 2017 07:16 PM

CLOVIS, N.M. -- The God Loves Underdogs Factory, also known as the G.L.U. Factory, is a nonprofit halfway house in Clovis that helps men and women in need. The G.L.U. Factory was founded in 2012 by 54-year-old Randall Pruitt.

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Police arrested Pruitt over the weekend for his ninth DWI since 2002.

Court records show Pruitt’s eighth DWI arrest came in 2009, three years before establishing the G.L.U. Factory. Records also indicate Pruitt spent time in prison for drinking and driving.

Some residents KOB said they were disappointed but not shocked to hear the news.

“It is a big problem,” said Karla Villanueva, who lives in Clovis. “It’s not always at night. There’s a lot of it that goes on in the day and that’s scary as a grandmother and a mother.”

"I have a few DUIs myself and I’ve learned my lesson," added another Clovis resident, Christina Jones.

"It’s a sad situation. It really leaves us really broken, and I think back -- if I would have continued, what would have become of that?"

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