DA Files Felony DUI Charge Against Former Mayor Long

Former Murrieta Mayor Alan Long today was charged with a felony DUI count by the Riverside County District Attorney's office in connec...

Former Murrieta Mayor Alan Long today was charged with a felony DUI count by the Riverside County District Attorney's office in connection with a traffic accident that injured four teenage girls.

Long, 44, has been charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury. According to a news release from the DA's office, four sentencing enhancements to that count have also been alleged -- one for each victim in the crash. Those include one allegation of causing great bodily injury and three allegations of causing bodily injury.

Long is scheduled to be arraigned at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta on Dec. 11.

On the night of Oct. 16, police responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Jefferson and Lily avenues. Reports indicate Long's truck rear-ended a vehicle driven by four Murrieta Valley High School cheerleaders, causing various injuries. Long was arrested at the scene.

On Oct. 20, Long announced his resignation as mayor, saying he would continue in his campaign for re-election to the Murrieta City Council in the Nov. 4 election.

According to today's news release, Long's blood alcohol content the night of the crash was 0.08 precent, which is the limit in which California presumes a driver to be impaired.

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