Published May 31, 2011
FLORENCE -- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, one of the stars of MTV's reality series "Jersey Shore," crashed into a police car Monday in Italy, People reported.
Polizzi, in Florence to tape the fourth season of "Jersey Shore," was driving when she rear-ended the patrol car, which was acting as an escort for her vehicle. The crash wedged Polizzi's car between the police vehicle and a highway wall.
Her "Shore" costar Deena Cortese and a crew member were also in the car at the time of the crash. They were not injured, but two police officers were treated at a local hospital for whiplash and minor injuries.
A source close to the production told entertainment website TMZ that "zero alcohol was involved."
Polizzi and Cortese were taken to a police station to fill out an accident report form, but were not arrested.
Officials in Florence have banned the "Shore" production from shooting at some of the most famous locations in the Renaissance city, including the renowned Uffizi gallery and the sculpture-filled Boboli Gardens.
Mayor Matteo Renzi also declared the show's stars must not be filmed in bars and clubs that serve alcohol and must not be filmed drinking in public. He said he wanted the show to promote Italy and feature its culture, traditions and good food.