Julie Pacino was stopped at a traffic checkpoint on West Houston Street in Manhattan at 1:05 a.m. Saturday.
According to police, Pacino's blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit for driving. Her exact blood-alcohol level was not immediately available.
Pacino was being held at the Manhattan Detention Complex pending arraignment.
Julie Pacino is Al Pacino's daughter with acting coach Jan Tarrant. An agent for the actor didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.
Julie Pacino graduated from Tappan Zee High School in suburban Rockland County in 2007 and went on to the University of California at Los Angeles. She was a softball standout at both schools.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.