'Jersey Shore' Star Snooki Hits Police Car in Italy

12:09 PM PST 05/30/2011 by THR staff
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She is taken into police custody as filming continues overseas for the MTV show's fourth season.

More drama for Snooki: TMZ reports she was taken into custody Monday after crashing into a police car in Florence, Italy.

Sources tell TMZ that "zero alcohol was involved” and that no one was injured.

So what happened?

The self-described “guidette” (real name: Nicole Polizzi) “smacked her into the back of the patrol car, wedging her ride between the car and a highway protection wall,” a witness tells TMZ. "Her castmate JWoww was with her at the time of the crash -- and when she tried to exit the car, she had to go through the window ... because the door was blocked by the wall."

Things are off to a rocky start for the cast of the hit MTV show as they film their fourth season overseas.

The mayor of Florence, Italy has issued a series of rules he says should be respected as filming continues, with strict prohibitions against promoting the city as a drinking town.

According to the Italian press, Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi said that the cast members of the MTV program will not be allowed to be filmed drinking in public, or spending time in bars or clubs that serve alcohol, that the show should not depict Florence as a drinking town, and that it should emphasize the city’s history of culture and good food.

Additionally, the cast will not be allowed to film inside historical buildings, though it will not be blocked from using outdoor scenes in Florence as a backdrop.   

Renzi’s rules come on the heels of protests from Italian-American groups and some Italian editorialists, who said that the program promotes a negative cliché of Italians.

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