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'CSI: NY' Star

Carmine Giovinazzo

Nicest DUI Arrest Ever

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

Carmine Giovinazzo mug shot

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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45 COMMENTS

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jenn    

It's nice to see that a celebrity acted nice when arrested for dui....

597 days ago
32.

Paul    

Sorry to learn about the news of his arrest. He is one of my most favorite TV stars. Sure hope he doesn't go down the LiLo pathway?

597 days ago
33.

JAY    

Such a polite drunk!

597 days ago
34.

Jay    

burp..what a polite drunk he is!

597 days ago
35.

Cheech Suarez    

Hang in there brother! We got your back!

596 days ago
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Pac-man    

Hopefully he learned his lesson well and can move on from this successfully. DUI charges are always taken serious today, and expensive. There was updated info about fighting DUI charges today at http://www.FightDUICharges.com

596 days ago
37.

Pac-man    

Hopefully he will move on from this successfully. DUI charges always are serious today. Also there is free online DUI help at http://www.FightDUICharges.com that can assist with those after a DUI arrest.

596 days ago
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Miller Cerasuolo    

Carmine Giovinazzo, the star of CSI:NY was recently arrested for a DUI in Arizona. Although he blew a .149 (almost twice the legal limit in that state), the cops raved about how cooperative and polite he was. Officers spend most of their day on guard. They are constantly approaching vehicles and houses that could have heavily armed and dangerous people inside. They are appreciative when people recognize that they are breaking the law and show respect and deference toward them. As a result, their positive testimony in court can help your sentence. If you give them grief, it will most assuredly increase your sentence. During encounters with police, it pays to be a “happy drunk.”

571 days ago
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Miller Cerasuolo    

Carmine Giovinazzo, the star of CSI:NY was recently arrested for a DUI in Arizona. Although he blew a .149 (almost twice the legal limit in that state), the cops raved about how cooperative and polite he was. Officers spend most of their day on guard. They are constantly approaching vehicles and houses that could have heavily armed and dangerous people inside. They are appreciative when people recognize that they are breaking the law and show respect and deference toward them. As a result, their positive testimony in court can help your sentence. If you give them grief, it will most assuredly increase your sentence. During encounters with police, it pays to be a “happy drunk.”

571 days ago
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