Woodbridge Man Goes to Jail After Causing His Passenger’s Death

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that 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.  
 
According to authorities, Tayib Mahmood, 29, of Woodbridge, was sentenced today 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.
 
Officials say 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 November 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 of alcohol and marijuana.  
 
Police charged Mahmood following an investigation by Sergeant 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.

The passenger, Tahir Jamile, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.