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Jersey Shore castmate, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, gets cops in hot water

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino GQ magazine's 2010 "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

(CBS/AP) BELMAR, N.J. - Authorities in Belmar, NJ are investigating reports that three Belmar police officers let "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino drive away from a routine traffic stop when he should have been given a ticket.

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According to video obtained by gossip website TMZ, the 30-year-old reality star is seen, with two young women in the passenger seat of his Ferrari, talking with the three officers in question.

Sorrentino then signs an autograph for one of the officers, according to TMZ, and drives off without a ticket.

According to Belmar Police Chief Tom Palmisano, the two women were illegally seated on each other's lap and not wearing seat belts, the Asbury Park Press reported.

Now, Palmisano says the officers could face disciplinary action ranging from a reprimand to suspension depending on their records with the department.

The cast of the MTV reality series returned to nearby Seaside Heights after they finished taping the show's fourth season in Florence, Italy.

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