The girl suspected of killing a New York Metropolis police officer in an alleged drunken crash early Tuesday mentioned “I am sorry” as she was led away from a police precinct in handcuffs right into a squad automobile.
Jessica Beauvais, 32, faces a slew of fees, together with two counts of vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, leaving an accident leading to loss of life and driving whereas intoxicated in reference to the loss of life of Anastasio Tsakos, a 14-year veteran who was assigned to Freeway Three, the NYPD instructed Fox Information.
She was driving on a suspended driver’s license on the time of the crash, police mentioned. In complete, her license has been suspended 14 instances and she or he has been cited for a number of driving violations, authorities mentioned.
Through the stroll to the police automobile in entrance of a gaggle of reporters, Beauvais apologized for the officer’s loss of life as she was being led out of the 107th Precinct in Queens.
“I’m sorry that I hit him and that he’s useless,” she sobbed. “I didn’t imply to. I’m sorry!”
Tsakos was a father of a 6-year-old daughter and a Three-year-old son, police mentioned.
When requested what she wished to inform his household, an emotional Beauvais mentioned: “I did not imply to, I am sorry.” She was then requested by reporters the place she was coming from earlier than the crash.
“I was coming from the studio,” because the doorways to the police automobile have been being closed. “I do a podcast.”
Tsakos was diverting site visitors away from a deadly accident on a freeway in Queens simply earlier than 2 a.m. when a automobile veered and he was struck “head-on” by a 2013 Volkswagen, police mentioned.
The motive force fled the scene however was apprehended a short while later. The officer was taken to a hospital the place he died. Beauvais’ blood alcohol degree was zero.159%, approach above the authorized restrict of zero.08%, police mentioned.
The Each day Mail reported that simply hours earlier than the deadly crash, Beauvais streamed herself on Fb Dwell for almost two hours the place she signed off by saying: “F— the police.” To begin the video, she was seen smoking and reportedly taking photographs of Vodka whereas taking part in N.W.A.’s “F— tha Police.”
Throughout her rant, she spoke about the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin by which he was convicted within the loss of life of George Floyd.
“This week we’re going to speak concerning the ignorance that was the Derek Chauvin trial or the ignorance that’s basically simply is that this (expletive) justice system,” she mentioned.
She went to criticize police shootings and the arguments used to justify police shootings.
“Why do you want a weapon to do your job,” she asks. “When you have been afraid on your life, go be a secretary at Walmart. Do us all of the favor. Go open up a daycare. However please cease hitting us with the (expletive) excuse that you simply felt threatened about one thing.”