The executive director of the Alaska Democratic Party was taken to jail early Saturday morning after being pulled over for driving while under the influence, becoming unruly and unplugging Alaska State Trooper breathalyzer equipment.
Troopers stopped Lindsay Kavanaugh at 1:20 am for a moving violation south of Soldotna on the Sterling Highway. She was taken to a Trooper post for a breathalyzer, which she refused to take, and she unplugged the equipment, the report says. Must Read Alaska sources said she was also unruly; she ultimately was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief and remanded at the Wildwood pretrial facility in Kenai.
Kavanaugh has been the executive director of the party since 2019. She was a senior advisor to then-Sen. Mark Begich from 2009-2014, and served as an aide to the U.S. House Armed Services Committee before moving to Alaska to take over the Alaska Democratic Party post, which had been left empty after Jay Parmley left the state for South Carolina.