October 18, 2014 10:00 am -

Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, a stanch and vocal opponent to the recent undocumented immigration of children on the border, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on Thursday night after a crash that injured four high school cheerleaders, including one who remained hospitalized Friday, according to officials.

[su_center_ad]Long, who is in the midst of a re-election campaign, posted $50,000 bail and was released from custody, according to UT San Diego.

The four Murrieta Valley High School students were headed home from a pep rally when a full-size truck driven by Long collided into the back of their car on Jefferson Avenue, a few blocks from the school, shortly after 8:15 p.m., Murrieta police Lt. Ron Driscoll said. The injured girls, ranging in age from 14 to 17, were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Murrieta Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Karen Parris declined to offer any specifics regarding the injuries suffered by the fourth girl, who was still receiving treatment.

KESQ reports:

Long was not injured. Driscoll said the mayor “had signs and symptoms consistent with alcohol impairment.” A field sobriety test was conducted, confirming that Long “was, in fact, impaired,” according to Driscoll.

The suspect was booked without incident.

The mayor, in his first four-year term on the Murrieta City Council, is running for re-election. He is a battalion chief for the Anaheim Fire Department.

At this point, everything is normal and there is no change in his work status,” Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn, who handles public affairs for the
fire department, told City News Service. “We will be monitoring the investigation.”

Long led a local backlash against the arrival of undocumented Central American children fleeing from violence in their country into the U.S. border. Long’s actions resulted in a  group of angry protesters showing up to block the arrival of buses carrying the undocumented minors to a facility, forcing the caravan to turn around, in an ugly display which garnered national attention. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

19 responses to Anti-immigrant Mayor Arrested On DUI Charges After Crashing Into Carload Of High School Students

  1. rg9rts October 18th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Oh well….so much for Corona with Tequila shooters

    • Carla Akins October 18th, 2014 at 11:13 am

      You can still have them, (a personal fave) just don’t get in your car and drive.

      • tracey marie October 18th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        I can see you shooting tequila

        • Carla Akins October 18th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

          It’s not just a skill, it’s a gift. 🙂

          • tracey marie October 18th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

            lol, I lost 3 days when I turned 21 after shooting tequila…I can not even smell it in a margarita without getiing ill

          • Carla Akins October 18th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

            LOL. I was pregnant at 21, I had the blow out the weekend of my 30th.

          • tracey marie October 18th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

            Never had any kids, did not even marry till I was 27. You and I have completely diffrent lives.

          • Carla Akins October 18th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

            Yes and no. I bet we have just as much in common as we do differences. However, I was not smart enough to wait to get married – that would have just made too much sense.

          • tracey marie October 18th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

            I watched all my sisiters and cousins marry young instead of going to college, not my thing. I worked, traveled and had fun

          • Carla Akins October 18th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

            Good on you.

          • tracey marie October 18th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

            I have had fun…now when i get truley healthy back to work

          • whatthe46 October 19th, 2014 at 12:03 am

            i laughed and spat at the same time. that’s funny.

  2. NW10 October 18th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Way to literally crash and burn!

  3. dave-dr-gonzo October 18th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Driving under the influence of George Lincoln Rockwell and the KKK. And booze.

  4. Sydney October 18th, 2014 at 11:11 am


  5. whatthe46 October 18th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    this calls for termination. if this had been an immigrant, he would have been on the band wagon calling for his head. how dare he enter this country and cause harm to our children. hypocrite.

  6. whatthe46 October 18th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    as always.

  7. zephyr69 October 18th, 2014 at 5:12 pm


  8. forpeace October 18th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    July 6, 2014, the mayor of Murrietta Alan Long said that residents are worried whether the U.S. Border Patrol could safely house the immigrants including many children at its Murrieta facility. “We had some local residents with some legitimate concerns. I think most of the angry people you saw were from out of town.” Long also pushed back against criticism that his town is getting over the protests.

    “What I’m telling you right now, if those buses were to arrive here tomorrow, and enter the Border Patrol facility, you would see what Murrieta is known for. And that is a caring, compassionate community,” he said.
    Dear Mayor Alan Long,

    The Murrietta’s residents should have legitimate concerns, and should be be more worried about their own Mayor who has been arrested on DUI charges after crashing into carload of high school students who are the residents own children. And now we know Murrietta is known for its drunken Mayor.