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Police: Firefighter Allegedly Hit Two Women With Car While Driving Drunk

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Bronx prosecutors say a newborn baby is on life support after the mother was hit by an alleged drunk driver.

Investigators say off-duty FDNY Lieutenant Sean Farrell, 39, was driving along White Plains Road on Wednesday when he turned right onto Westchester Avenue and hit two women who were crossing the street.

One of the women, 42-year-old Mamtaz Begun, was seven months pregnant and was forced to have an emergency Cesarean section.

Hospital officials say that both the mother and baby are now in stable condition.

At the family's Parkchester home, her son, Mohammad Alamin, says that the family is still worried for Begun and her newborn.

"I went to the hospital and then I asked the doctor, 'How is she?' Then, the doctor said, 'Mom is OK, but, baby's OK, too, but we're not sure still," Alamin said.

The other woman suffered a pelvic fracture.

Farrell appeared before a judge Thursday night.

He's facing vehicular assault, DWI and reckless endangerment charges.

Officials say this is not the first time he's been charged with driving under the influence. He was convicted on a charge in 2011.

A judge set bail at $200,000 and suspended his license.

He's also been suspended from the FDNY. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP