Today on the Jersey Shore: Snooki. Literally.
The MTV star found herself getting hauled off in handcuffs by Seaside Heights' Finest for drunk and disorderly conduct Friday after passing out during a marathon bout of afternoon partying on the boardwalk, E! News confirmed.
The artiste otherwise known as Nicole Polizzi had spent the day with her Shore pals shooting on location.
"They were in here this morning filming," says an employee at E J's Dance Club. "She seemed OK then."
But somewhere along the line, things went from OK to unstable.
"She was passed out face down in the sand," says another eyewitness of Snooki's face-plant.
"She couldn't even stand up. She was on her knees and kept falling on the beach. People were laughing and taking pictures of her before the cops arrested her."
The Seaside Heights Police Department said that she was transported to police headquarters and released after being issued a summons to appear in court.
"On my way to free snooki!!," tweeted Jenni "JWoww" Farley. "We need to hold a candlelight vigil outside the police station!"
Such camaraderie. MTV must be so proud.
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