Sopranos Actor Charged with DUI in Florida

Joseph Gannascoli, the actor who played Vito Spatafore in The Sopranos, was arrested for driving under the influence in Tampa Friday morning. An officer on a targeted Florida DUI patrol stopped Gannascoli around 2:45 am after seeing him drift in his lane and drive on the lane marker. Gannascoli’s breath reportedly smelled of alcohol and he had slurred speech and bloodshot and watery eyes.

The arrest report says that Gannascoli exhibited impairment during a field sobriety test. During booking at the Hillsborough County jail, a breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .111%. Gannascoli posted $500 bond and was released.

Gannascoli, 51, was in Tampa promoting his Cugine brand of cigars. He first appeared in the HBO mob drama ‘The Sopranos’ as a pastry shop owner before taking a regular role as Vito.

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