New York: Will DWI TSA officer Rocco “Beer Pong” Fanelli sober up in time to frisk you at Kennedy Airport? Will EMT Hector Soto try to kill you while DWI?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An off-duty city Fire Department emergency medical technician and a TSA agent were among three suspects arrested on drunken-driving charges in unrelated incidents around the Island on Thursday and Friday.

The first incident occurred about 5:15 a.m. Thursday on Richmond and Independence avenues, New Springville.

Rocco Fanelli, 22, of Ashton Drive, Arden Heights, struck a fire hydrant with his 2007 Pontiac, said court papers.

He appeared to be intoxicated and when questioned by cops, Fanelli said he had been playing beer pong at a party, said court papers.

“I don’t know how many beers I had — seven, eight, nine, 10, 11?” court documents quote him as telling police.

Tests showed his blood alcohol content was .159 percent — almost twice the legal threshold of .08 percent, said court papers.

Fanelli is a Transportation Security Administration agent assigned to Kennedy International Airport in Queens, said a law enforcement source.

The other arrests took place on Friday.

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