Former Massachusetts Governor’s Son Arrested for Drunk Driving Charge
Andrew Baker, 29, son of former Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker was arrested Saturday evening in Lynnfield on charges of driving while under the influence. State police Spokesman David Procopio confirmed these allegations on Sunday in a statement issued to Lynnfield community members.
Andrew Baker was driving his Volkswagen Jetta on Interstate 95 South when Peabody Police officers, in response to reports from other motorists, stopped and stopped it after following it from Route 114, said Procopio. Officers received information that the car was being driven automatically. Andrew Baker was out of his car by the time state trooper arrived on scene and officers claimed signs of intoxication in him and conducted several field sobriety tests as part of their investigation, according to Procopio.
From these tests, the Trooper determined that Baker was impaired by alcohol. State police then took him to Danvers barracks for booking and later released him upon payment of $40 bail and personal recognizance.
Andrew Baker was previously accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger on a JetBlue flight between Washington, DC and Boston, in June 2018. At that time his father, then Governor Robert J. Baker Jr. was still serving.
Baker will appear before Peabody District Court at a future date, while Judge James D. Barretto has ordered him not to drive without valid documentation and his defense attorney has requested from law enforcement agencies the reports and body camera footage related to any involvement by officers and results of chemical breath test administered on-scene.