Alexandria (Va.) Police Chief David P. Baker, 58, has been put on administrative leave after crashing his unmarked city car and then blowing 0.19 on a sobriety check — twice the legal limit. Deputy Police Chief Earl Cook has replaced him as acting chief.
Recently, the then-Superintendent of Schools in Alexandria Rebecca L. Perry was arrested for drunken driving. She was, however, allowed to keep her job. That may be more difficult for the top cop.
This is not the first cloud over a top law enforcement position in Alexandria. There are continuing rumors that former Sheriff Jim Dunning.is a suspect in the still unsolved murder of Nancy Dunning, here.
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