Suspect charged in NYPD officer's death in Queens admits drinking, knew she hit 'something' - ABC7 New York

  

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Suspect charged in NYPD officer's death in Queens admits drinking, knew she hit 'something' - ABC7 New York
Sorrow is setting in for a family and a city following the shocking death of veteran NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was struck by an alleged drunk driver as he directed traffic on the LIE early Tuesday.

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Suspect in officer's death admits drinking, knew she 'hit something'

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens (WABC) -- Sorrow is setting in for a family and a city following the shocking death of veteran NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was struck by an alleged drunk driver as he directed traffic on the Long Island Expressway early Tuesday.
The driver, 32-year-old Jessica Beauvais, initially fled the scene but was caught a short distance away. She has reportedly admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before getting behind the wheel.
She told police she knew she hit something but was unsure of what it was, even though Tsakos was in full reflective gear, next to a marked police car with flashing lights and a series of cones.
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Officer Tsakos leaves behind two young children, a 6-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz has now filed 13 criminal charges against Beauvais, who apologized and confessed to killing the officer as she was walked out of the police precinct.
"I'm sorry," she said tearfully. "I'm sorry that I hit him and that he's dead."


"I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I hit him and that he's dead.." - 32 year Jessica Beauvais, accused of driving intoxicated, with a suspended license, and killing #NYPD Police Officer Anastasios Tsakos this morning. #BREAKING@NYPDnews@NYPDHighway@ABC7NYpic.twitter.com/AVouFfSkS3
— Stacey Sager (@staceysager7) April 27, 2021

Tsakos was diverting cars off the highway after a previous fatal crash, in which a 26-year-old male passenger died when the driver of an Infiniti slammed into a pole.

"He didn't deserve this," brother Teddy Tsakos told Eyewitness News. "He just bought a house. He was starting his life. He was doing good. Everything was cut short. That's it."

Beauvais also hosted a podcast that authorities say had anti-police rants, but they do not believe that was related to the alleged crime.

"We stand here this morning reminded once again, in law enforcement, there is no such thing as a routine job," NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said. "We stand here devastated and trying to pick up the pieces of what is a shattered home and a shattered NYPD family."

Watch the complete news conference by Commissioner Dermot Shea and Mayor de Blasio on the killing of NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos.

According to prosecutors, Beauvais drove into the officer at full speed, caving in her windshield and sending his body flying 100 feet as other officers dove out of the way.

When cops finally caught up with her, she had jumped a curb and then put her car in reverse and rammed a police car twice. After they had her in custody, she is captured on body-worn camera saying "What did I do?"

"I smoke weed regularly," she said, according to court documents. "I drank two glasses of wine earlier today and then dropped my son off in Hempstead. I smoked a joint last night before my podcast that I did in Brooklyn; the podcast was from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. I brought the bottle of wine I had with me to the podcast. I had two shots of 1800 patron tequila. When I left, I didn't know where I was going so I used my GPS. I made a left turn and a right turn and ended up at a gas station where the cops stopped me. I don't know why they stopped me, speeding I guess. I did hear a thump, so I knew I hit something but I didn't see what it was."
Authorities say she blew a .15 BAC, nearly double the legal limit, more than two hours after the incident.

Those who knew Tsakos were stunned by the news.

"I just can't believe it," neighbor Ruth Mandera said. "It's shocking. I've been crying ever since I heard."
Officer Tsakos, a 14-year veteran of the force, leaves behind his wife, a 6-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son.
"Family man, friendly as can be, and the most hardworking person you'd ever want to meet," neighbor Moyra Bletsch said.
Beauvais is facing a slew of charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter and DWI. She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    3 weeks ago

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FLYNAVY1
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1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    3 weeks ago

If found guilty, I think 15 years is too light of a sentence.   I'd say 20 for vehicular manslaughter in this case with a bonus for DWI of another 10.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

Beauvais is facing a slew of charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter and DWI. She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Should be life in prison. She'll probably be paroled in 6-7

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

When are people going to learn to stop driving when they're impaired? I feel sorry for the cop's family and she should get life

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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4  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    3 weeks ago

"I'm sorry," she said tearfully. "I'm sorry that I hit him and that he's dead."

Bull.  Shit.

From her live podcast just prior to killing Officer Anastasios Tsakos:

Before Beauvais ran over Tsakos, she posted a podcast that not only showed her drinking but signing off with “F**K Police.” The admissibility of that podcast evidence is likely to be the subject of a motion by the defense before any trial. Source

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
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5  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu     3 weeks ago

Totally stupid and irresponsible. Lock her up. For a long time. By 32 she should have definitely known better, evidently she just didn't care. 

idiot !

Sad.

RIP: Officer Anastasios Tsakos.

 
 
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