Murrieta mayor arrested for DUI issues apology

Oct 18, 2014 11:40 AM by News Staff

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - The mayor of Murrieta has apologized to four cheerleaders who were injured in a crash that resulted in his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

The Los Angeles Times on Saturday reports that Mayor Alan Long's attorney Virginia Blumenthal says her client's blood-alcohol level was within the legal limit.

Blumenthal says Long, who is also a battalion chief with the Anaheim Fire Department, provided medical aid to the teens.

Murrieta police say Long plowed into the back of the car carrying the cheerleaders from a pep rally as it was stopped at a light.

Long failed a field sobriety test Thursday, but he passed a Breathalyzer test.

Police are awaiting blood-test results.

Long was released Friday on $50,000 bail.

One of the girls remains in the hospital.

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