Following his arrest for driving under the influence, former Virginia Police Chief David P. Baker has released a public service announcement in hopes of deterring others from repeating his mistakes.
At the time of Baker’s arrest, he had been involved in a fender bender in Arlington County while driving an unmarked car owned by the city. The incident caused his otherwise notable career to be cut short. He now urges others to think twice before doing the same thing he did.
In the wake of his arrest, Baker resigned from his position as chief of police. He now spends time discussing the incident with other officers and even inmates in an attempt to turn a bad situation into a positive outcome.
The brief PSA video, issued by Checkpoint Strikeforce, can be seen on YouTube. The video, entitled “Even a Police Officer” describes Baker’s embarrassment during his fall from grace.