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Mom Accused of Buying Alcohol for Teen Party Tied to Fatal DUI Crash

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    Mother Purchased Alcohol for Teen Party Tied to Deadly DUI Crash: DA

    A Fremont mother is accused of providing alcohol for an underage party linked to a deadly DUI crash. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 10, 2014)

    A Fremont mother is accused of providing alcohol for an underage party linked to a deadly DUI crash, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

    Tabassum Yousuf was arraigned in court on Thursday after being arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of providing alcohol for a party at her home with underage kids.

    Jason Park was one of the teens who was drinking at the party and was drinking. The 17-year-old student later died that night in a single-car crash.

    "I feel sorry for her," Jason's mother Lisa Park said of Yousuf. "Her life has changed."

    Yousuf, 42, was arrested on Tuesday, nearly a year after her son hosted a Halloween party at their home in the Fremont Hills.

    Police said it took six months to get a hold of receipts and documents that they said prove Yousuf purchased a large amount of beer and liquor for the teenage party.

    "There were a lot of bad decisions made that night, by her, by kids who chose to drink that night," Lisa Park said.

    Jason Park was one of those kids. He felt he was too drunk to drive his car, so he gave his keys to a designated driver, who was also 17 and turned out be intoxicated as well.

    Jason Park was killed when the car slammed into a tree.

    "Did she go buy that alcohol thinking this would happen? No," Lisa Park said. "She just wanted to be the cool mom. But that's wrong. That's wrong."

    The 17-year-old driver of the car has since pleaded guilty and has been convicted of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.