Chief Failed Four Sobriety Tests

Photo courtesy of
‘City of Alexandria Police Department’
courtesy of ‘cliff1066′

More details coming out about Alexandria Police Chief David Baker’s DUI arrest on Saturday. Apparently, the intoxicated Baker failed four field sobriety tests. Two hours later, he blew a 0.19 – twice the Virginia legal limit – in a breathalyzer test.

Baker told police he’d had two beers 20 minutes before the accident. The chief is 6’1″ and weighs 210 pounds…

City Manager James Hartmann has placed Baker on administrative leave with pay; Baker is due in court tomorrow. An internal investigation is underway and expected to conclude by the end of the week. At that time, depending on the results of the investigation, Baker will know if he still has a job with the city.

The other driver, whose name is being withheld, was taken to the hospital and treated for whiplash and back pain. She was released later that night.

Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A professional writer, gamer, photographer, and Lego enthusiast, Ben remains captivated by DC and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr 

2 thoughts on “Chief Failed Four Sobriety Tests

  1. Im not a math major or anything, but if my calculations are correct, that would mean the Chief probably drank the equivalent of 10-12 beers in the hour proceeding his accident.

  2. Im not a math major or anything, but if my calculations are correct, that would mean the Chief probably drank the equivalent of 10-12 beers in the hour preceeding his accident.