On April 27, Officer Lisa Beaulieu, 36, a six-year veteran of the Beaumont (Texas) Police Department and a former dispatcher, was struck and killed by a drunk driver while investigating an accident on the Eastex Freeway shortly before 0100 hrs.
Another vehicle had stopped behind Beaulieu s patrol car, which was positioned in the right travel lane. As Beaulieu spoke to the vehicle s occupants on the passenger side, a drunken driver swerved onto the shoulder in between the vehicle and guardrail and stuck Beaulieu. The impact threw her over the wall of the overpass and onto the service road below. The drunk driver was taken into custody on scene.
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