Jessica Beauvais latest updates: 'Drunk driver' blasts NYPD in podcast episode before 'killing cop'

ALLEGED drunk driver Jessica Beauvais shared a live stream of herself bashing police while drinking hours before reportedly killing an NYPD officer during a hit-and-run.

Beauvais, 32, posted a nearly two-hour video on her Facebook page in which she spoke about the trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin – who was convicted for killing George Floyd.

She filmed herself hours before cops say she fatally hit NYPD highway officer Anastasios Tsakos, 43, and fled the scene.

In the video was streamed on Facebook on Monday as part of her Face The Reality radio show.

Beauvais filmed herself saying “F**k the police” to the camera while drinking shots and vaping – later reportedly admitting to cops she was boozing on vodka.

Beauvais, who was accused of fatally running over Tsakos just hours later, gave a tearful apology on Tuesday as she was led away by cops in handcuffs.

She was filmed sobbing as she walked out from the 107th Precinct in Queens for her arraignment.

"I'm sorry," a tearful Beauvais cried to a crowd of reporters as she was escorted into the back of a patrol vehicle in handcuffs.

"I’m sorry that I hit him and now he’s dead," she is heard saying in footage of the exchange.

Read our live blog below for the very latest on Jessica Beauvais

  • Katie Davis

    ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVER REVEALS WHERE SHE HAD BEEN BEFORE INCIDENT

    While being led out from the 107th Precinct on Tuesday, Jessica Beauvais was asked by reporters where she had been in the moments before the alleged hit-and-run.

    "I was coming from the studio,” she said as the car door was closing. "I do a podcast."

    In the latest episode of her podcast, published to Facebook on Monday night, Beauvais is heard spouting anti-police sentiments and seen drinking from a plastic cup.

    She told police when she was arrested around 2.30am that she had been downing vodka during the broadcast, the NY Post reported.

  • Katie Davis

    WHEN WAS JESSICA BEAUVAIS ARRESTED?

    Jessica Beauvais, of Hempstead, New York, was identified as the driver of the Volkswagen and was apprehended nearby on Monday.

    She was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license at the time of the fatal collision, police said.

    Beauvais has been slapped with several federal charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, leaving an accident resulting in death, aggravated unlicensed operator, and aggravated unlicensed operator involving alcohol.

    The 32-year-old also faces two misdemeanor charges: driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

  • Katie Davis

    WHAT HAPPENED TO ANASTASIOS TSAKOS?

    Anastasios Tsakos had been directing traffic on the Long Island Expressway as he and other officers investigated the scene of another fatal crash on Monday.

    Tsakos was standing next to his patrol car at around 2am when the driver of a Volkswagen veered and fatally struck the officer, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Tuesday.

    Shea said the driver swerved towards the cop to avoid hitting other vehicles.

    Tsakos was taken to an area hospital, but he died from his injuries shortly after arriving.

  • Katie Davis

    'DRUNK DRIVER' BEAUVAIS FILMED SAYING 'F**K POLICE' HOURS BEFORE 'HIT-AND-RUN'

    Alleged drunk driver Jessica Beauvais shared a live stream of herself bashing the police while drinking hours before she allegedly killed a cop in a hit-and-run.

    The 32-year-old posted a nearly two-hour video on her Facebook page in which she spoke about the trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin – who was convicted for killing George Floyd.

    In the video was streamed on Facebook on Monday as part of her Face The Reality radio show.

    Beauvais filmed herself saying “F**k the police” to camera while drinking shots and vaping – later reportedly admitting to cops she was boozing on vodka.

  • Katie Davis

    WHAT CHARGES DOES JESSICA BEAUVAIS FACE?

    Beauvais was arrested shortly after the incident.

    At the time of the crash, Beauvais' driver's license was apparently suspended for failure to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment concerning a speeding conviction.

    Beauvais is now facing a litany of charges including vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a deadly accident, DWI and other offenses.

    The 32-year-old allegedly blew a .15 – nearly twice the legal limit, according to a law enforcement official.

  • Katie Davis

    WHO WAS THE NYPD HIGHWAY OFFICER KILLED?

    The Highway Unit officer has been identified as 43-year-old Anastasios Tsakos.

    Tsakos, a 14-year veteran of the force, was killed after an intoxicated Beauvais struck him with her sedan near the Fresh Meadows neighborhood of Queens.

    The 14-year veteran was married with two children, a 3 and 6-year-old, officials said.

    NYPD Commissioner Shea called Tsakos an “extremely highly regarded member” of his highway unit. Other officers, he added, described him as “a person who would never ask, ‘Why?’ — just ‘What do you need done?’”

    Tsakos is the first New York City police officer to be killed while on duty this year.

  • Katie Davis

    JESSICA BEAUVAIS SOBBED & SAID 'I'M SORRY' AS SHE WAS LED AWAY IN CUFFS

    Jessica Beauvais offered a tearful apology as she was led away in handcuffs after being accused of fatally running over an NYPD cop in a drunken crash before fleeing the scene.

    The 32-year-old  was filmed sobbing as she walked out from the 107th Precinct in Queens for her arraignment on Tuesday in the death of highway officer Anastasios Tsakos, 43.

    "I'm sorry," a tearful Beauvais cried to a crowd of reporters as she was escorted into the back of a patrol vehicle in handcuffs.

    "I’m sorry that I hit him and now he’s dead," she is heard saying in footage of the exchange, shot by the NY Daily News.

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