Murrieta Mayor Arrested after DUI Crash that Injured Four Students
Posted on Oct 17, 2014
On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, 44, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he rear-ended a vehicle carrying four high school students, reported the Los Angeles Times. The accident occurred at about 8:18 p.m. while Long was traveling southbound on Jefferson Avenue toward Lily Avenue in a full-sized truck. The teens, ages 14 to 17 years old, were taken to local hospitals to receive treatment for moderate to major trauma. Long was arrested after failing multiple sobriety field tests.
Three hundred people lost their lives or were injured in motor vehicle accidents that occurred in Murrieta in 2011, according to the most current California Office of Traffic Safety collision records. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 10 of these accidents, with the OTS giving Murrieta the best ranking possible for its incidence of DUI crashes. Throughout Riverside County, 1,352 of the accidents that resulted in injury or death involved alcohol.
When a driver breaks the law and harms others, he or she may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries in addition to facing criminal charges. To learn more about pursuing a personal injury claim after a DUI crash, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four students who were injured in the collision with the mayor.