A Lake Ridge man and his dog both died late Saturday after being struck by a drunken driver on Old Bridge Road, police say.
The incident happened about 8:36 p.m., when the driver of a 2016 Ford Focus traveling westbound on Old Bridge Road just past Cape Cod Court drove onto the sidewalk, Prince William County Police Master Officer Renee Carr said.
The Ford hit a pedestrian walking his dog, then continued traveling before it struck a communications box and a Dominion Energy pole, causing the pole to snap and fall into the road, Carr said.
Responding officers and bystanders provided first aid to the pedestrian, identified as 45-year-old Luis Alfredo Perez, until rescue workers arrived. He was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. His dog, a male Akita between 5 to 7 years old, died at the scene.
The Ford's driver Banze Mwenze Gentil, 40, of Cloverdale Road in Dale City was charged with DUI involuntary manslaughter, DUI, and failure to wear seatbelt, Carr said. No booking photo was available.
Gentil was held without bond at the Prince William-Manassas regional jail.
The incident knocked out power to hundreds of Dominion Energy customers late Saturday into Sunday morning.