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The former Alexandria police chief who resigned in July after his drunk-driving arrest now appears in a video designed to spread the message that a DUI arrest can affect anyone.

The video is titled "Even a Police Chief." It was released Friday on YouTube and now David P. Baker is starting to talk publicly for the first time since his arrest. "I'm not out doing this to make it the Dave Baker redemption show," said Baker.

As police chief, Baker often worked with a drunk-driving campaign called Checkpoint Strikeforce. The group asked Baker to appear in video after his release from jail.

"My message was, yes I'll help you because I think maybe I can make a difference in helping somebody else's life," said Baker. But Baker says it hasn't been an easy decision. "When you put yourself out there, it's difficult because you still carry a level of embarrassment," said Baker.

The video was made in partnership with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program.

Mana Rabiee reports...

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