A suspected drunk driver streamed herself on Facebook Live saying ‘f**k the police’ and downing shots hours before she allegedly struck and killed a veteran cop in a hit-and-run in New York City.
Jessica Beauvais, 32, posted a 1 hour and 51 minute livestream on her Facebook page Monday evening as part of her Face the Reality radio show where she addressed the trial of white ex-cop Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, slammed police officers and the justice system and played N.W.A song ‘F**k Tha Police’.
Throughout the video, Beauvais is seen vaping and drinking an unknown dark liquid from a plastic cup and, at one point, washes down the contents of a red shot glass with a bottle of Snapple.
Hours later, Beauvais allegedly got behind the wheel of her Volkswagen and plowed into NYPD Highway Officer Anastasios Tsakos, 43, on the Long Island Expressway around 2am Tuesday morning.
Tsakos was redirecting traffic following a separate fatal car accident in Queens when Beauvais’ car allegedly veered and struck officer Tsakos head on. Tsakos, 43 year-old married father to a three year-old son and six year-old daughter, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The 32-year-old, who was allegedly intoxicated and driving with a suspended license at the time, allegedly sped away from the scene with a ‘completely shattered’ windshield before being apprehended by police.
Beauvais offered a tearful apology for Tsakos’ death as she was led out of the NYPD’s 107th Precinct in handcuffs on Tuesday afternoon. ‘I’m sorry that I hit him and that he’s dead,’ she sobbed.
She is set to be arraigned on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, and reckless endangerment, leaving an accident resulting in death, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, and other charges, including driving while intoxicated.
Suspected drunk driver Jessica Beauvais, 32, streamed herself on Facebook Live saying ‘f**k the police’ and downing shots hours before she allegedly struck and killed a veteran cop in a hit-and-run in New York City
Beauvais posted a 1 hour and 51 minute livestream on her Facebook page Monday evening. At one point, she washes down the contents of a red shot glass (above)
Jessica Beauvais, 32, (left) of Hempstead is walked out of the 107th Precinct in Queens after allegedly striking and killing NYPD officer Anastasios Tsakos (right) on the Long Island Expressway
Just hours before the fatal encounter, Beauvais streamed the Facebook Live video at 6.37 pm on her social media account under another name.
She begins the 1 hour 51 minute Facebook Live video, speaking about Chauvin’s trial.
‘This week we are going to talk about the ignorance that was the Derek Chauvin trial – or the ignorance that is essentially just is this f**ing justice system,’ she says.
‘Police say an oath and in that oath they say an oath that they are not supposed to be afraid of that position and that is literally in the rules.’
Chauvin was found guilty on all charges for the Memorial Day murder of George Floyd last year after he knelt on the black man’s neck for more than nine minutes until he died.
Beauvais reads out part of an oath taken by members of law enforcement that they will ‘enforce the law courteously, appropriately, without fear, malice or ill will’ and questions how this had led to officers ‘shooting and killing people on the streets.’
The 32-year-old then went on to say that police officers are ‘signing up for potential death like in the army’ and that it is ‘part of the job’ that people ‘might try to f**king kill you.’
Beauvais is seen vaping (above) in the video where she addressed the trial of white ex-cop Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd and slammed police officers and the justice system in the video
Beauvais downs the contents of a red shot glass chasing it with a bottle of Snapple. Police said she was intoxicated while driving when she allegedly struck and killed Tsakos
Beauvais is wearing the same clothes in the footage as she was seen in both at the time of the crash and when she was being led out of the NYPD’s 107th Precinct
Hours after filming the footage, Beauvais (pictured in Facebook photos) allegedly got behind the wheel of her Volkswagen and plowed into Tsakos, 43, on the Long Island Expressway around 2am Tuesday morning
‘If you said that you were signing up for this dangerous job and part of that dangerous job is that you are not supposed to be afraid – as part of that job is that people might try to f**king kill you,’ she says.
‘That’s what you’re signing up for – potential death like in the army. That’s what you signed up for.’
She signs off the footage saying: ‘F**k the police. F**k them.’
Beauvais is wearing the same clothes in the footage – a pale blue crop top, navy pencil skirt and matching boots – as she was seen in both at the time of the crash and when she was being led out of the NYPD’s 107th Precinct.
As she was led out of the precinct in handcuffs Tuesday afternoon for her arraignment, the 32-year-old was asked where she was traveling from at the time of the fatal crash.
‘I was coming from the studio,’ she said, adding: ‘I did a podcast.’
Beauvais also sobbed as she apologized for Tsakos’ death: ‘I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I hit him and now he’s dead.’
Sources told the New York Post she admitted to police that she had been downing vodka during the podcast when she was arrested around 2:30 am.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a joint press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday that Beauvais was driving while intoxicated and with a suspended license.
In video capturing her arrest, Beauvais looked distraught as she was handcuffed by police officers in front of a patrol car.
Jessica Beauvais, 32, faces vehicular manslaughter charges after allegedly striking NYPD police officer with her car on the Long island Expressway on Tuesday morning
Police say 32-year-old Jessica Beauvais was driving with a suspended license while intoxicated when she struck NYPD officer Anastasios Tsakos as he redirected traffic on the Long Island Expressway on Tuesday morning
Beauvais is seen arriving at Queens Central booking on Tuesday afternoon wearing the same clothes seen in the Facebook video
32-year-old Jessica Beauvais, of Hempstead, faces vehicular manslaughter charges after striking and killing a 14-year NYPD veteran while driving with a suspended license and intoxicated, police said
Police are seen arresting Jessica Beauvais, 32, after she allegedly mowed down Tsakos and then tried to flee the scene just after 2am Tuesday
Officer Tsakos, 43, was redirecting traffic away from another fatal car crash (pictured) when he was hit. He was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead
Tsakos (pictured) was a 14-year veteran of the NYPD and leaves behind a wife, a six-year-old daughter, and a three-year-old son
Described as a ‘highly regarded officer’, Tsakos was a 14-year veteran of the NYPD and leaves behind a wife, a six-year-old daughter, and a three-year-old son.
‘We stand here this morning reminded once again, in law enforcement, there is no such thing as a routine job,’ Shea said.
‘We stand here devastated and trying to pick up the pieces of what is a shattered home and a shattered NYPD family.’
The commissioner called the accident a ‘senseless and completely avoidable chain of events’.
Tsakos and other officers were on the scene on the Long Island Expressway redirecting traffic from a car that crashed into a utility pole, killing one passenger.
That was when Beauvais’ car swerved to avoid hitting other vehicles, striking Tsakos who was standing in the roadway next to his patrol car head-on with her 2013 Volkswagen.
Mayor de Blasio said the fatal crash that Tsakos was called to also involved a driver with a suspended license.
‘We see here a horrible pattern, people doing the wrong thing and other people dead because of it, and one of them a hero officer,’ de Blasio said, after holding a minute’s silence in honor of the officer killed in the line of duty.
‘[Tsakos] did everything right in his life for us and he is dead because of other people’s negligence.’
He described the incident as ‘a very, very painful moment’.
‘He did everything right in his life for us and he is dead because of other people’s negligence,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio said of Officer Tsakos at a press conference on Tuesday morning
Police said Beauvais was driving while intoxicated and with a suspended license. After striking Tsakos she allegedly fled from the scene before being apprehended by police
Tsakos had been called to the scene of another crash in which one passenger was killed after the car struck a utility pole (pictured)
Beauvais is walked into Queens Central booking on Tuesday afternoon as she faces