CSI Actor Carmine Giovinazzo Pleads Guilty To DUI

CSI Actor Carmine Giovinazzo Pleads Guilty To DUI

carmine giovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo, one of the stars in television’s CSI:NY, has pled guilty to DUI after his arrest earlier this year in Scottsdale, Arizona. Apparently, the CSI actor has reached a deal with prosecutors and will enter a guilty plea in exchange for a lesser sentence. By pleading guilty, Giovinazzo can avoid spending any time in jail if he completes an alcohol training program by May 3. If Giovinazzo should fail to meet that requirement though, he could risk spending 10 days in jail. It is likely that Giovinazzo was granted a lesser sentence by prosecutors because he is a first time offender and his DUI did not involve property damage or cause injury to another driver.

It may have also helped that the actor was extremely kind and cooperative during the entire ordeal, according to officers. Carmine Giovinazzo was pulled over on January 21, 2013 around 2:40 am after police spotted him swerving all over the road in his Jeep Wrangler. Giovinazzo initially denied drinking and said that his erratic driving could be attributed to him being lost and resorting to a GPS device. However, he later admitted to drinking when officers noticed several symptoms of alcohol intoxication such as bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol on his breath. According to the arresting officer, Giovinazzo had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .149% and “thanked me many times for not treating him like a criminal and showing him respect“.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Arizona DUI attorney for legal assistance.

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