Charles P. Jacobsen IV, an Arlington resident for 30 of his 33 years and a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, died at Arlington Hospital Monday of injuries suffered when his car, parked in his own driveway, was struck by another vehicle and knocked into him. Mr. Jacobsen was standing in the yard of his house on Wilson Boulevard when the accident occurred.
An Arlington County spokesman said a car driven by Walter John Anholt went out of control, ran through a yard next to Mr. Jacobsen's, striking trees and shrubs, and continued into Mr. Jacobsen's yard and struck his car, knocking it into the neighbor's yard on the opposite side and dragging Mr. Jacobsen with it. There, the vehicle driven by Anholt stopped after striking another parked car, the county spokesman said. Mr. Jacobsen died later that day.
The Arlington spokesman said Anholt, also an Arlington resident, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain proper control and involuntary manslaughter.
Mr. Jacobsen, who was born in Washington, served in the Marine Corps for three years, with a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from George Washington University and worked in commercial real estate and mortgage banking for several years. In 1978, he joined his family's real estate management and dry cleaning businesses.
Survivors include his wife, the former Irma Rombi, his parents, Charles P. III and Christine Jacobsen, all of Arlington, and two brothers, Eric S., also of Arlington, and Stephen H., of Atlanta.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to a charity of one's choice.