David Baker, the former Alexandria police chief who was convicted of a DUI, has been using his experience to educate the public since he completed his jail sentence in August 2009. The initial fear and shame he felt following the incident was overcome by the numerous supporters to whom he shared his story. He has spoken at schools, jails, police roll calls and even filmed a public service announcement titled "Even a Police Chief Can Get Nailed Drunk Driving". Now, Baker is considering a run for a seat on the Alexandria City Council: "Stand up with a level of courage, take the full measure of punishment, admit and learn from your mistakes, and move on to create new opportunities in your life." Should he chose to run, he would be on the November 2012 ballot.
Former Alexandria Police Chief, David Baker, Considering a Run for City Council