Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of the hit MTV show Jersey Shore, was arrested in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Friday, July 30, for disorderly conduct.
Snooki was arrested Friday afternoon after police said she appeared excessively intoxicated.
“On Friday at approximately 15:23 hours, Nicole Polizzi was acting in a disorderly matter while on the beach,” Seaside Heights chief of police Thomas J. Boyd said.
“Miss Polizzi was escorted from the beach by patrolmen and placed under arrest for disorderly conduct … near the boardwalk.
“She was transported to police headquarters and later released on a summons.”
It was reported that Snooki had earlier purchased a beer bong and was seen consuming shots from it. She was also seen doing body shots at a beachside bar.
Snooki was released from custody Friday night.
It is not yet known if Snooki will be ordered to pay a fine.
The season 2 premiere of Jersey Shore attracted 5.3 million viewers on Thursday night, July 29, according to Nielsen ratings. That is the largest season premiere MTV has seen in more than seven years. The finale of Jersey Shore season one had 4.8 million viewers.
Season 3 of Jersey Shore is currently being shot, and it is said the MTV cameras were rolling when the arrest occurred. This gives Jersey Shore viewers a little taste of what kind of drama to expect next season.