updated 2/29/2004 6:01:38 PM ET 2004-02-29T23:01:38

A sport utility vehicle hit a man on an interstate highway Sunday and dragged his body — apparently lodged in the suspension — 8½ miles to the driver’s home, police said.

Josuel Galdino, 25, of Lorton, was charged with manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and felony hit-and-run after calling police to report a man’s body was caught in the front-end suspension of his SUV.

Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Sophia Grinnan said Galdino hit Fitsum Gebreegziabher, 27, of Woodbridge, who had gotten out of his car after getting a flat tire on Interstate 95 southwest of Washington, D.C.

Grinnan said Galdino was traveling in a southbound lane near the Fairfax County Parkway when he hit Gebreegziabher.

Galdino was held without bond Sunday on charges of manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and felony hit and run. Arraignment was scheduled for Monday morning, said police spokesman Terry Williams.

It was not immediately clear whether Galdino had an attorney.

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