On July 28, Alexandria Police Chief David P. Baker announced his resignation in the wake of his recent charges for driving under the influence.
According to City Manager James K. Hartmann, Baker decided to retire, effective July 31. His duties have been assumed by Deputy Chief Earl Cook.
At approximately 11 p.m. on July 25, Baker, 58, was arrested on a DUI charge while driving a city-issued, unmarked car in Arlington County. According to officials, his blood-alcohol content was measured to be 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Baker was appointed to the post of Chief in September 2006 and had been with the department since 1991. He also served 20 years with the Metropolitan Police Department in the District.
A pretrial conference for Baker’s case is set to begin August 14.