Man charged in hit-and-run killing slurred words, nodded off in video
Hours after troopers say he struck and killed UCF senior London Harrell in a hit-and-run, Yousuf Hasan slurred words, struggled with instructions and seemed to nod off while taking a DUI test, video released by the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office shows.
The test found no evidence of alcohol in Hasan’s system and records show additional tests found only THC, the intoxicating chemical in marijuana, in his blood. Troopers have said they suspect he was under the influence of drugs when he struck the 21-year-old about 1 a.m. June 22.
The breath test was conducted about five hours later, just after 6 a.m.
Video released to the Orlando Sentinel in response to a public records request shows Hasan raising and lowering his head while someone at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office DUI center explains to him how the test is performed and that refusing it could carry legal penalties.
He’s then asked if he consents to the test.
“What is the test?” he asks, looking around the room. “What’s the … what’s the test?”
Asked if he understood what was read to him, Hasan replies, “No.”
A second official rereads the instructions and Hasan gives consent.
“But didn’t I just take the test?” he adds.
Later, while the test is being prepared, Hasan appears to fall asleep, his head dipping down toward his lap.
“Hasan … sit up straight, OK?” the operator tells him.
“I’m just tired,” he replies. The test took several tries, as Hasan struggled to maintain a steady breath strong enough to register. Ultimately, it produced two samples. Alcohol was not de
Friends of London Harrell gather for a vigil at the University of Central Florida Reflecting Pond.