- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California city councilman has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving crash that injured four high school cheerleaders when he was mayor.

The Press-Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/1uiS3Cw) that former Murrieta mayor Alan Long entered the plea Tuesday to one felony count of DUI causing injury. He remains free on $50,000 bond.

Authorities say Long was arrested Oct. 16 when his pickup truck crashed into the back of a car carrying four girls between the ages of 14 and 17.

Long resigned his post as mayor, but did not withdraw from November’s election and won back a seat on the City Council.

The teens have sued Long, alleging negligence.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com


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