Deena Cortese

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If you ask the state of New Jersey, this self-proclaimed "walking holiday" can take a long walk.

Deena Cortese has been banned from a Seaside Heights, N.J., restaurant for two years as a result of the Jersey Shore star's boozy behavior that got her collared on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge three months ago.

The state's Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced a settlement following a probe of the June 10 incident, in which the 25-year-old Cortese partied way too hard at the Spicy Cantina & Mexican Grille—highlights included her walking on the bar, falling down and standing on patrons' tables and, for the grand finale, dancing outside in traffic.

Good times.

Or not.

The guidette, who had MTV film crew in tow and was inside the watering hole for 90 minutes, was arrested for interfering with traffic after she refused to let a driver pass.

As part of the deal, Spicy will have to pay a $15,000 fine for serving Cortese after she was already visibly intoxicated. The restaurant also admitted to serving the reality star drinks that she did not order, which is illegal.

"This settlement is a cautionary tale for licensees who might think ignoring the law for the sake of airtime is good for business," ABC Director Michael Halfacre said in a statement. "By turning a blind eye to the mayhem that can be associated with reality television, you are risking your livelihood. That is, without a doubt, bad for business."

Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese leaves jail with mom and dad in tow!

We imagine Deena will no doubt take the bar ban in stride; after all, she got off relatively easy. A New Jersey municipal court judge dismissed all criminal charges against Cortese in July after she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of failing to use a sidewalk and paid a $106 fine.

Reps for Cortese and Jersey Shore so far have yet to comment.

—Reporting by Sharareh Drury

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