Snooki’s drivers license taken away and she could get sued

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We heard yesterday that two police officers in Florence, Italy had to be treated at a hospital after a car driven by Jersey Shore star Snooki slammed into their escort vehicle. MTV made some feeble attempts through TMZ to assert that “no one was injured,” but that doesn’t seem to have been the case. Now we’ve learned that Snooki’s license was revoked by the Italian government and that the officers, each of whom will miss a week of work as a result, could potentially take her to civil court for their injuries. They were taken on stretchers to the hospital after the accident, but that seems to have been a precaution as reports have their injuries as minor including bruises, scrapes and more seriously, whiplash.

Snooki was seen out yesterday wearing yet another pair of hideous furry Uggs (the last ones we saw her in were white) and sporting a soft neck brace. She removed it later in the day. Here’s the story from US Weekly:

Snooki’s driver’s license was revoked following her Monday afternoon car crash in Florence, and she might be heading to court, Us Weekly confirms.

The pint-sized Jersey Shore star (real name: Nicole Polizzi) was behind the wheel of a Fiat Multipla with co star Deena in the passenger seat when the fender bender happened. Tests revealed that Snooki, 23, did not have alcohol in her system at the time of the crash.

The incident, which sent two Italian police officers to the hospital for minor injuries, wasn’t without consequences. While Snooki is unlikely to face a criminal prosecution, she could be taken to court in a civil action suit by the two police officers injured in the crash. (The officers, ironically, were hired to escort the reality star through the ancient Italian city.)

“It was nothing serious and they have been released, but they will not be back at work for a week,” a Florence police spokesman said. Under Italian law, the male and female officer — who suffered whiplash injuries and cuts and bruises — have up to 90 days to decide whether to take civil action against Snooki.

As per Italian law, Snooki — having injured fellow motorists — automatically lost her license to drive in the country.

Since the Jersey Shore cast arrived in Italy three weeks ago, they’ve accumulated more than 300 Euro worth of fines for various traffic violations

[From US Weekly]

Years ago my aunt was hit by a cabbie while she was driving, got whiplash, and had to have multiple surgeries on her jaw. Those kind of injuries can be debilitating and last for years.

This won’t do much to derail this show, but maybe Italian officials will put the crack down on filming there. We’ve already heard that they don’t want the show filming around historical locations. Now that Snooki smashed her car into some cops we can see that the Italian officials had good instincts. Really though, it’s not hard to call it like you see it with this lot.

In response to this “accident,” the President of a national Italian American group, UNICO, that has criticized Jersey Shore in the past, blasted Snooki. Radar has some choice quotes from UNICO head Andre Dimino. They’re pretty funny, but seem to give Snooki too much credit:

She really is the lowest of the low and will do anything for attention, even hitting a police car.

She is our worst ever export and is an embarrassment for Italian Americans and our whole country.”

For MTV to go and film in Italy was totally ill conceived, and this latest incident has just added insult to injury as far as I’m concerned.”

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  1. gee says:

    Florence is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.. why couldn’t they do this in some crappy place like.. new jersey?

  2. Canuck says:

    I call BS. The Italians can’t revoke an American license. Nor an international drivers license.

    Is this whole story made up with fake cops and fake injuries, just for the “scandal”?

  3. the original bellaluna says:

    I doubt they’ll sue her: it would mean her being detained in or returning to their country. Better to sue MTV and just have one or two of the “suits” in Italy.

  4. dorothy says:

    White trash, skank…those are words that come to mind.

  5. Skins says:

    So sick of seeing these fat trolls strutting around like they are movie stars. Replace them with hot chicks please

  6. Celebitchy says:

    @Canuck I’m pretty sure they can take away your license. You get an International Driver’s license prior to going and can drive on that, or you can get a US license with a translation. See this link. After a year you have to get an Italian license, which is complicated. I’m pretty sure they can just take away her US license.

    -edit-
    This page at the state department website says Italian Police can confiscate your vehicle for a violation, so it’s likely they can confiscate your license too:

    “U.S. citizens driving in Italy should also note that, according to Italian regulation, if a resident of a non-European Union country (e.g. the United States) violates a traffic law, the violator must pay the fine at the time the violation occurs to the police officer issuing the ticket. If the citizen does not or cannot pay the fine at the time, Italian regulation allows the police officer to confiscate the offender’s vehicle (even if the vehicle is a rental vehicle).”

  7. Dean says:

    “She is our worst ever export and is an embarrassment for Italian Americans and our whole country.”

    She’s not Italian, she’s from Chili.

  8. the original bellaluna says:

    Can they take away her bump-it, extensions, and fake tanner too? And every pair of Chewbacca boots she owns, please.

  9. Quest says:

    My question of the day is:

    Why allow this woman to drive in the first place? Why, for the love of Jesus, Mary and Joseph…whyyyyy?

  10. mln76 says:

    For any Italians who post here please to don’t judge us by that piece of crap. We are sorry but can you put her in jail so we don’t have to deal with her??

  11. jennifer says:

    WTH is up with those sunglasses? They look like gangster granny glasses with that stupid chain hanging down.

    And girls who have thighs that look like that shouldn’t wear shorts that short. Just sayin….

  12. sapphire says:

    Wish these slime would just vanish.

  13. Canuck says:

    @CB: I’m pretty sure they can’t do anything with your US license, as they are not the issuing authority. But, they might be able to do something with the international license. However, as long as you have your home country one, you can easily get another international one. I’m positive there isn’t any sort of “international registry” of those. They can’t take points off of a license either, unless the infraction occurs in the country of issue.

  14. Theuth says:

    @Canuck: with this kind of incident, in Italy you can get both your license AND your car confiscated. I’m mostly positive that she could be not permitted in the future to drive again on the roads here: if she tries to get another international one, they’ll probably refuse to give her because they can always control her past reports.
    It’s almost a miracle she got a licence here, considering she already had trouble with the law in USA (people who came from outside the EU are carefully scrutinized and if considered riskful hardly got all documents), but it seems like Renzi has a desperate need for money…

    P.S: I was reading comments on ONTD about Italian roads and Italians driving and laughing…are we really SO terrifying when we drive? Maybe a little fast…

  15. original kate says:

    fat, ugly little sausage with terrible clothes. can her cloven hooves even reach the pedals?

  16. Canuck says:

    @Theuth: As I said, they may be able to take her International Driver’s permit, but they don’t have the authority to revoke her American one, because they aren’t the people who issued it. It’s a bit like a passport in that way. I don’t doubt they can impound the car, but they can only revoke the license of Italians.

    As far as getting an International permit, you get in your own country, so she would have gotten that before getting to Italy from either the AAA or the National Automobile Club. In order for it to be valid to drive on, you also have to be able to present the license on which it is based (ie: the US one). It’s not a separate license, it’s basically a translation of the one you have and it’s valid for a year. As long as she has a valid US license, she can get to an International permit. None of this will end up on her US driving record, btw.

    http://www.thenac.com/idp_faqs.htm
    http://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html

  17. Deb says:

    Gah, I wish the whole cast of this show would drop off the face of the earth.

    She needs to retire that Gucci bag. The bottom of it is disgustingly filthy.

  18. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    I think the MOST SHOCKING part of this story is that the cast/crew has ONLY accumulated 300 Euros worth of fines. I was expecting a lot more. A lot…lot lot lot lot lot lot more.

  19. Kim says:

    Ill give them this- driving in Italy is insane, as it is in alot of Europe. They dont follow street signs or speed limits and pedestrians NEVER have the right of way.

  20. Peanut says:

    I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again today. Everything about her is repulsive!! And her friend might actually be even worse.

  21. LindaR says:

    Snooki: How do I detest thee, let me count the ways. (apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

  22. There is evidently a bunch to know about this. I assume you made certain good points in features also. Could you update me with your next post please?