- The Washington Times - Monday, March 1, 2004

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Lorton motorist is facing several charges after police say he hit a man on Interstate 95 and dragged his body 8 miles.

Fairfax County Police said Josuel Galdino, 25, of Lorton called them about 6 a.m. yesterday to report a man’s body caught in the front-end suspension of his sport utility vehicle.

“He said he thought he ran somebody over at the interstate and, by the way, the man is dead, laying in front of his house,” said Sophia Grinnan, a police spokeswoman.

Investigators said Fitsum Gebreegziabher, 27, of Woodbridge got out of his car because of a flat tire in a southbound lane of the interstate near the Fairfax County Parkway. Mrs. Grinnan said Mr. Gebreegziabher was struck and killed, and his body dragged to Mr. Galdino’s home.

Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings said state police towed the car believed to belong to the victim at about 4 a.m. Sunday. But she could not provide any further details.

Mr. Galdino was held without bond yesterday on charges of manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and felony hit and run.

Arraignment was scheduled for this morning, said police spokesman Terry Williams.



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