SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (1010 WINS/ AP) -- Calling her "a Lindsay Lohan wannabe,'' a judge has fined "Jersey Shore'' star Nicole "Snooki'' Polizzi $500 and ordered her to perform community service after she pleaded guilty to disturbing others on the Seaside Heights beach in July.
Her lawyer said Wednesday that Polizzi was under the influence of alcohol when she stumbled around the beach, using loud language that disturbed other beachgoers.
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Polizzi apologized to police and anyone else she bothered on the beach, claiming the incident was not scripted as part of the show, even though cameras were rolling during it.
"When I saw what happened, and everyone told me what happened, I was very embarassed, this is not like me, I've never been in this situation before," Polizzi said. "So I definitely would like to apologize to anybody that I hurt."
Municipal Court Judge Damian G. Murray gave her credit for one day of community service that she spent caring for abused and neglected animals at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township on Sunday.
"Going through life rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent -- it's not the way you want to live your life," Murray said. " Hopefully this incident will impress upon you that there are consequences to your actions."
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