‘Face the Reality’ Radio Host Jessica Beauvais ID’d As DUI Driver In Fatal Collision With NYPD Officer
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NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — “Face the Reality” radio show host, Jessica Beauvais, has been identified as the suspect in a Monday fatal vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision on the Long Island Expressway.
NYPD highway officer, Anastasios Tsakos, 43, was redirecting traffic on the Long Island Expressway, when he was fatally struck by 32-year-old Beauvais on Monday.
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According to the criminal complaint, Beauvais live-streamed herself driving while drinking an unknown dark liquid from a plastic cup, hours before she allegedly struck Tsakos with her Volkswagen. She then fled the scene.
Beauvais, who was operating the vehicle on a suspended license, was later apprehended by officials who say her blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.
According to DailyWire:
Beauvais posted a nearly two-hour Facebook stream in which she spoke of the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, saying, “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,” and played the song “F**k Tha Police,” by N.W. A. She added, “Like NWA say about the police – if you’re going to kill me, at least I get to take someone with me. I’m one of those people. If I’m going to go, someone is coming.”
“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,” The Daily Mail reported. “Police sources claim she later confessed to guzzling vodka before the deadly accident.”
“What happened to fighting?” she asked, according to the outlet. “I grew up on fighting. I like to fight. My hands and my feet and teeth. It does something for me — what does it do for you? F***ing people up never stopped being a thing. Shooting people is still wack. It means you can’t fight. It means you’re a cop.”
After signing off around 2 a.m. by saying, “F*** the police. F*** them,” Beauvais drove onto the Long Island Expressway, according to the criminal complaint, where Anastasios Tsakos, 43, was redirecting traffic after a separate fatal car accident.
Tsakos, the father of two children, a three-year-old son and six-year-old daughter, was reportedly sent 100 feet in the air before landing in the grass at the side of the road. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.
Beauvais’ windshield was reportedly “completely shattered.”
Beauvais faces up to 15 years in prison. Among the 13 charges brought against her are second degree manslaughter, second degree vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an incident without reporting a death.
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