Senate’s ex-spokeswoman will plead guilty to assault, DUI

The Alaska Senate’s former chief spokeswoman is expected to serve at least two months in jail after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports that District Attorney Clint Campion said Wednesday that the ex-spokeswoman, Caroyln Kuckertz, will plead guilty to an assault charge and to driving under the influence.

Kuckertz was charged in June after striking two women as she pulled out of the parking lot of the Legislature’s Anchorage office building. The most seriously injured woman was taken to the hospital and released.

Kuckertz didn’t respond to a call seeking comment.

She is expected to serve two months for the assault charge and 20 days for the DUI charge.

A change of plea hearing has been set for August.