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Posted at 04:40 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Ex-Alexandria police chief, after DWI, now pondering politics


Former Alexandria Police Chief David Baker. Still wants to serve. (Nikki Kahn - THE WASHINGTON POST)
The career of Alexandria police Chief David P. Baker appeared over after he was arrested for drunk driving in July 2009. He resigned his police post, did his five days in jail and made a video called “Even a Police Chief Can Get Nailed Drunken Driving.

But Baker has decided not to go quietly into that good night. He wants to run for the Alexandria city council next year, though he only recently moved into the city after living across state lines in Montgomery County for many years.

Baker told The Post’s Allison Klein: “I know how government works from the inside out. I think I could bring a level of strength, courage, commitment and knowledge.”

He knows government from the inside — get it?

Baker said he will decide whether or not to run after he attends a Democratic Party candidates school this summer. Alexandria previously had a school superintendent who was convicted of drunk driving, but she rode out the storm and stayed on the job another three years. So the city has a record of tolerance.

Read the rest of Klein’s eye-opening story here.

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Categories:  Alexandria, Politics | Tags:  David Baker, Virginia

 
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