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2 Firefighters Arrested In Separate Incidents In Brooklyn

A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two New York City firefighters were arrested in separate incidents in Brooklyn Friday – one for assault and harassment, the other for driving while intoxicated.

Firefighter Dominick Santamaria, 40, was arrested while off duty in the 63rd Precinct, which includes the Flatlands, Mill Basin and Bergen Beach neighborhoods of Brooklyn, and Marine Park. Police said he was charged with assault and harassment, but provided no further details.

A firefighter named Dominick Santamaria received credit from the city back in March, along with two other firefighters, for saving a 3-month-old boy who was in cardiac arrest in Brooklyn.

In a separate incident, firefighter Ellis Williams, 36, was arrested, also while off duty, in the 78th Precinct, which includes Prospect Park and the Park Slope neighborhood. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

A firefighter named Ellis Williams received credit from the city back in 2008 for battling a major fire with heavy smoke in Red Hook. The city said he became a firefighter in 2006 after serving five years as a Fire Department emergency medical technician.

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