UO senior sentenced in DUI death of fellow senior

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A 22-year-old University of Oregon graduating senior has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison after his guilty plea in the drunken driving crash that killed a bicycling UO senior last November.

The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/GR7Fnk) that Patrick Compton pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide as well as driving under the influence in the death of Craig Macfie of Scotland. At Monday's sentencing, Compton also had his driving privileges revoked for life.

The Beaverton man expressed his remorse.

Lane County Deputy District Attorney JoAnn Miller said Compton "isn't what you think of as a bad person." She said he had been partying with friends "but at some point he made the criminally negligent decision to get back in his car."

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com