The Jersey Shore star is fined $500 and ordered to community service for disturbing beachgoers

By Brian Orloff
Updated September 08, 2010 03:40 PM
Credit: Splash News Online

Being annoying comes with a price.

Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was fined $500 and ordered to perform community service after pleading guilty on Wednesday to disturbing New Jersey beachgoers, according to an AP report.

She was also given a lecture by presiding Judge Damian G. Murray, who called the reality star, 22, a “Lindsay Lohan wannabe.”

“Going through life rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent – that’s not the way you want to live your life,” the judge told her during the sentencing. “Hopefully this incident will impress upon you that there are consequences to your actions.”

For her part, Polizzi apologized to the police and everyone in Seaside Heights, N.J., who were bothered after she stumbled around the beach, swearing, after a day of drinking. The Jersey Shore star also said that her behavior was not scripted even though cameras for the MTV show were rolling at the time.

Judge Murray credited Polizzi one day of community service after she spent time caring for abused animals last Sunday at a zoo.

Snooki was arrested on July 30 for being intoxicated in public. After the incident, she said the arrest made her "feel like a criminal" and reevaluate her drinking habits.