NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for a fatal crash in which a passenger was killed while he was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, authorities said.
Superior Court Judge Michael Toto imposed the sentence on Tayib Mahmood, 29, of Woodbridge, who had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for the May 6, 2018 crash in which the passenger, Tahir Jamile, 27, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, was killed, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement.
Authorities said that in the pre-dawn hours of the day of the accident, Mahmood was driving a 2014 Toyota Camry on Stelton Road near Jessie Way when he struck a concrete barrier on Stelton Road and the car caught fire.
Jamile was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mahmood admitted that he was driving under the under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, Cary said.
Toto also ordered that Mahmood must serve 85 percent of his before he is eligible for parole and that his driver's license be suspended for seven years, beginning upon his release from prison, the prosecutor said.