ARRAIGNMENT UPDATE: LONG ISLAND WOMAN INDICTED IN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT KILLED NYPD POLICE OFFICER IN APRIL
Defendant Jessica Beauvais, 32, of Myrtle Avenue, in Hempstead, Long Island, was arraigned today before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise on a 13-count indictment charging her with aggravated manslaughter in the second degree, manslaughter in the second degree, aggravated criminally negligent homicide, vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the second and third degree, 2-counts of operating a motor vehicle while under influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by combined use of drugs or of alcohol and drugs, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and failure to exercise due care when operating a motor vehicle when approaching an authorized emergency vehicle.
District Attorney Melinda Katz said, “This is a heartbreaking case that has left the police officer’s parents, his widow and their two young children and our entire community mourning his loss.”
Justice Aloise continued remand for the defendant and ordered her to return to Court on July 27, 2021. If convicted, Beauvais faces up to 15 years in prison. The indictment press release on this case can be viewed here.
The defendant is represented by Jorge Santos, (718) 263-4040.
**Criminal complaints and indictments are accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.