Firefighter Sean Farrell arraigned on DWI charges after hitting 2 Bronx pedestrians

The 39-year-old struck two women, including an expectant mother who had an emergency cesarean section. (3/8/14)

THE BRONX - A firefighter accused of drunken driving after striking two pedestrians in the Bronx has been arraigned. 

Sean Farrell was formally charged with DWI and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test after being arrested Wednesday night. He is also being charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment and aggravated vehicular assault. 

Police say the 39-year-old was off-duty when he hit two women, including one who was eight months pregnant, at White Plains Road and Westchester Avenue. 

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The women were taken to Jacobi Medical Center where the expectant mother had an emergency cesarean section. The premature baby is currently on life support. 

Farrell was previously convicted of drunken driving in 2010, which means he'll face a stiffer sentence if found guilty again. He's currently on a maximum 30-day suspension without pay from the FDNY.

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