csi ny dui carmine giovinazzo 'CSI: NY' star Carmine Giovinazzo's DUI arrestActor Carmine Giovinazzo, who plays Danny Messer on “CSI: NY,” was arrested for DUI last week in Scottsdale, AZ, reports TMZ.

The police report says that cops found the 39-year-old actor swerving around the road at approximately 2:40 a.m. local time on Monday (Jan. 14). When cops pulled him over, Giovinazzo was “apologetic and told them he had been driving erratic because he was lost and using the GPS.”

Cops say that he smelled of alcohol and was slurring his speech, so when asked, he admitted to drinking scotch at a local hotel. He was eventually arrested for DUI, but kept apologizing and saying he “didn’t want to be an a**hole.”

The arresting officer adds that Giovinazzo repeatedly thanked them for showing him respect and not treating him like a criminal.

Hey — at least he didn’t poop in the back of their squad car.

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