Politics

Murrieta mayor re-elected after being charged in DUI injury crash

File: Murrieta Mayor Alan Long was arrested and booked on suspicion of DUI causing bodily injury after his truck crashed into a passenger vehicle, leaving four local high school students with
File: Murrieta Mayor Alan Long was arrested and booked on suspicion of DUI causing bodily injury after his truck crashed into a passenger vehicle, leaving four local high school students with "moderate to major" injuries, according to police. Long was re-elected to the City Council Tuesday.
Murrieta Police Department

A former Southern California mayor charged with a drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders has been re-elected to the City Council.

Alan Long won one of three council seats Tuesday in a nine-way race in Murrieta. The mayor's post is rotated among council members.

Long resigned last month after his pickup truck rear-ended a car carrying Murrieta Valley High School cheerleaders.

He's pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence.

Authorities say Long had a blood-alcohol level of .08 — the legal limit. His attorney has argued it was below the limit.

Murrieta is about 75 miles east of Los Angeles.