UPDATE: Woodbridge Man Admits Causing Crash That Killed Passenger
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man from Woodbridge has pleaded guilty in causing the death of his 27-year old passenger in Piscataway on May 6th while driving while intoxicated.
According to authorities, Tayib Mahmood, 29, of Woodbridge, the operator of the car, pleaded guilty yesterday to vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.
Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams, Mahmood will be sentenced to a prison term of 7 years for causing the crash that killed Tahir Jamile, 27, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge. This term is subject to the No Early Release Act.
As such, the defendant will have to serve 85 percent of his prison term before becoming eligible for parole.
The defendant was charged following an investigation by Sergeant Constance Crea of the Piscataway Police Department and Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation determined that in the early morning hours of May 6th, Mahmood was driving a 2014 Toyota Camry, when he hit a concrete barrier on Stelton Road near Jessie Way and the car caught fire. The passenger, Tahir Jamile, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say Mahmood is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto on February 11, 2019.
Photo: Tahir Jamile, 27