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'CSI: NY' Star

Carmine Giovinazzo

Nicest DUI Arrest Ever

1/30/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Carmine Giovinazzo -- who plays Detective Danny Messer on "CSI: NY" -- was busted for DUI in Scottsdale, AZ last week ... and cops say he couldn't have been a nicer guy during the arrest.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, cops located 39-year-old Carmine swerving all over all the road around 2:40 AM on Monday January 21.

When cops approached the vehicle, Carmine was reportedly "immediately apologetic and told [officers] he had been driving erratic because he was lost and using the GPS."

According to the report, Carmine -- who had two passengers in the white Jeep Wrangler he was driving -- explained he was not from AZ.

Cops say Carmine stank of booze, had bloodshot eyes and was slurring his speech. When asked if he had been drinking, cops say the actor fessed up to having scotch at the W Hotel.

Carmine was eventually arrested for DUI. The arresting officer says Carmine "repeatedly apologized to me and told me he didn't want to be an 'a**hole.'"

The cop added, "[Carmine] thanked me many times for not treating him like a criminal and showing him respect."

Cops say Carmine's blood alcohol level registered at .149 -- almost twice the legal limit in AZ.

We reached out to Carmine for comment -- so far, no word back.

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578 days ago
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marvin nubwaxer    

a liar is now considered a nice guy?

578 days ago
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jdub    

Scottsdale PD really are the nice guys of the Valley. Surprising, knowing some of the people they deal with on a regular basis. (College kids and 20k Millionaires in Old Town can be some of the most entitled pricks)

578 days ago
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BLACKWIND    

Another actor loser first from criminal minds now csi New York ...CBS is having a great season of failure celebs .. Throw the book at them. .. What happen to the morals clause in their contract

578 days ago
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JB    

That was nice of the officer to cut him a break..."For a first offense, if your reading is below .15, then the minimum amount of jail is 24 hours. If your reading is between .15 and .20, then the minimum is 30 days in jail." No Tent City for Carmine!

578 days ago
21.

Michelle    

He looks hammered in that picture!

578 days ago
22.

Tim C    

Being injured or killed by a nice drunk driver is always a plus. Bottom line he makes enough money to spring for a cab or limo ride.

578 days ago
23.

Marty    

Wow! a nice fella.

578 days ago
24.

Dave    

How is it Vanessa Marcil can hook up with a guy like that and Corey Feldman? Used to think she was a hottie but her choice in men is just icky.

578 days ago
25.

DaveT    

Thank...*hiccup*....thank....*hiccup*....thank you occifer for being so...*hiccup*...so repestful...respestful...well you know that Arefa Ffffrankwin song?

578 days ago
26.

rick    

Its ok Offisher I pla a cop on tv

578 days ago
27.

Shirley Peters    

go brainerd warriors

578 days ago
28.

TheOriginalDonald    

Mac, Flack, or Lindsey wasn't around to drive home back to the hotel????????

578 days ago
29.

Brad Canelo    

Well, he's a criminal now!!!

578 days ago
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Brad Canelo    

Well, he's one criminal now!!!

578 days ago
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