Jersey Shore star Snooki arrested

Jersey Shore star "Snooki" has been arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, according to a Reuters report.

Snooki, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, was arrested in Seaside Heights on the New Jersey shore while filming the hit reality series, and was later released from custody with a summons to appear in court.

"Nicole Polizzi was acting in a disorderly manner while located on the beach," police chief Thomas Boyd said in a statement.

Celebrity news website TMZ showed photos of the 22-year-old in handcuffs, as well as shots of her drinking Coca Cola out of a beer bong earlier on Friday.

Snooki is currently filming the third season of Jersey Shore with seven other Italian-American cast members, including gym rat Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who all live together in a house for the summer.

Earlier this week, state governor Chris Christie said the cast and show gave a "negative" impression of New Jersey.

- NZ HERALD STAFF

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