Driver charged in cop’s death had alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit: source
A Long Island woman charged in the drunk-driving death of an NYPD officer in Queens early Tuesday had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit, sources told The Post.
Jessica Beauvais, 32, was arrested on vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and other charges after slamming into highway officer Anastasios Tsakos, 43, as he directed traffic on the Long Island Expressway around 2 a.m.
Beauvais, who fled the scene and was arrested about a mile away, blew a BAC of 0.15 — nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08, according to high-ranking law enforcement sources.
Hours before the wreck, the 32-year-old posted a lengthy video on Facebook as part of a radio show she hosts.
“I don’t like barriers,” Beauvais, of Hempstead, says on the video posted Monday night, which also includes her ranting about the Derek Chauvin verdict.
“That’s why I don’t like work. And I don’t like rules.”
Beauvais has at least five prior traffic violations in North Carolina dating back to 2011, including for using an electronic device while driving and driving without a registration, law enforcement sources told The Post.
She is due to be arraigned in Queens criminal court later Tuesday.
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