Virginia Police Chief Resigns After Drunken Driving Arrest

Alexandria Police Chief David Baker is resigning following his arrest on drunken driving charges.

The 58-year-old will retire effective Friday.

Baker was charged with drunken driving after he was involved in a car accident in Arlington over the weekend. He had blood-alcohol level of 0.19, more than twice the legal limit.

The city said Tuesday that Executive Deputy Police Chief Earl Cook will continue to serve as acting chief.

Baker's attorney James Clark tells The Washington Post that the chief felt resigning would be best for the city.

Baker had been with the Alexandria department for 19 years.