To the shock of pretty much no one, RadarOnline has discovered Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of was charged with selling booze to minors during a party at her house that ended with the drunk driving death of a teenager:
Snooki was one of three people charged in connection with the 2004 death of teenager Michael Truncali, a RadarOnline.com investigation revealed.
The Marlboro High School senior died with a blood alcohol level of .18 — more than twice the legal limit — when he rolled his Mazda in the early hours of Thanksgiving morning after drinking for hours at Snooki’s house.
Truncali had been drinking heavily in the basement of Snooki’s home before crashing his car on his way home. After a several month investigation, Snooki was charged with Prohibited Sale of Alcoholic Beverages, as authorities said she charged a fee for alcohol.
Except it gets even better. Turns out Snooki’s mom was home the entire time and, based on all those gangster movies I’ve seen, essentially turned rat and let her own daughter eat the charge:
Marlboro Police Chief Stephen Fajfer said police found Helen Polizzi was home during the course of the party.
“She cooperated,” Fajfer said about the investigation that began in 2004 and lasted several months. “She came in willingly and spoke to us several times about the incident.”
When RadarOnline.com approached Helen Polizzi at her home in New York this week, she refused to comment without an attorney being present.
In the end though, everybody learned a lesson and Snooki became a responsible member of society who doesn’t drunkenly bang an entire boardwalk of strange men on TV.
Wait. I’m thinking of that other Ewok, Wicket. Let’s try this again…