PORTLAND -- The man who crashed into a pedestrian and killed her while he was driving drunk in downtown Portland was sentenced Tuesday.
Brent Warstler, 42, of Cornelius, was sentenced to more than seven years behind bars for multiple charges including manslaughter and DUII. On Jan. 20, he ran a red light, crashed into a cab and then slid into a group of people in Old Town.
His pickup truck struck Becky Bray, 20, of Gresham and three other people as they walked together on the sidewalk. They were celebrating the Bray's best friend's 21st birthday.
Bray died at the scene. Her friend Brandi Butner suffered severe injuries, but survived. Three passengers in Warstler's truck were also hurt.
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In court Tuesday, Warstler's family and friends hugged him, many with tears in their eyes. His attorney said he accepts full responsibility for the tragedy.
Bray's mother and sister spoke in court, telling the judge that their lives have been forever changed by Becky's death.
Warstler previously pleaded no contest to 19 charges. He had been out on bail, but was required to wear an ankle bracelet and attend regular Alcohol Anonymous meetings. His driver’s license was also permanently revoked.