Woodbridge man imprisoned for passenger’s death

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A Woodbridge man has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison for causing the death of his 27-year-old passenger while driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

Tayib Mahmood, 29, was sentenced on Feb. 11 by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto, who ordered that the defendant must complete 85 percent of the 7-year term before he can be eligible for parole, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Mahmood was sentenced to seven years in a New Jersey State prison for vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated. In addition, the judge ordered that Mahmood is subject to a 7-year loss of license to begin upon his release from prison.

The defendant pleaded guilty on Nov. 30, 2018, to vehicular homicide for causing the death of his passenger, Tahir Jamile, 27, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, while driving under the influence, according to the statement.

Mahmood was charged following an investigation by Sgt. Constance Crea of the Piscataway Police Department and Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office which determined that in the early morning hours of May 6, 2018, Mahmood, while intoxicated, was driving a 2014 Toyota Camry.

He hit a concrete barrier on Stelton Road near Jessie Way and the car caught fire. Jamile was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to the statement.

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