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.