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'CSI: NY' star, Carmine Giovinazzo arrested for DUI

By Stephanie Kaplan,
The actor was pulled over in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 21, after seen swerving in his car

Carmine Giovinazzo was recently arrested for DUI in Arizona after drifting mutiple times over three lanes. The star had two other passesngers in his Jeep Wrangler.

According to TMZ, Giovinazzo cooperated with the police when he was pulled over.

However TMZ states a source said the star was “immediately apologetic and told [officers] he had been driving erratic because he was lost and using the GPS.”

Despite his story, the police reportedly smelled alcohol, and noticed the actor had watery bloodshot eyes.

E! Online reports the cops asked him to take a Breathalyzer test, and Giovinazzo registered a 0.119, which is above the legal limit of 0.08 The Jeep was impounded, and the star was taken to a local jail where he had his blood taken.

While the star was indeed drunk, E! reports that an officer said, “Carmine was very polite and cooperative with me throughout the investigation.” Furthermore he mentioned, “[he] thanked me many times for not treating him like a criminal and showing him respect."

Giovinazzo was released sometime after 4am, and signed a contract stating he would willingly appear in court.

Giovinazzo plays a police officer himself on the CBS hit, CSI:NY. A court date has not yet been announced.

Photo Courtesy of Twitter

 
 

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