Snooki Arrested For Public Drunkenness (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

snooki collage of public drunkenness

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore was arrested shortly after 3:00 p.m. by Seaside Heights, New Jersey police for acting in a disorderly manner while on the beach near the boardwalk.

Witnesses reported seeing the 22-year-old actress drinking Coke out of a beer bong and taking body shots at a bar on Friday while being filmed by MTV.  Snooki was also captured on video attempting to ride a bicycle when she fell face first onto the pavement.  It wasn't long before she was taken into custody - see video footage below.

It has been an interesting week for Snooki.  MTV proclaims that Wednesday was International Snooki Day.  On Thursday President Barack Obama failed a pop culture question on The View when he didn't have a clue about Snooki.

Ironically, just an hour before her arrest,  Nicole Polizzi 'tweeted': "@whitehouse President Obama...love to tan in the rose garden ... I'll teach you how to fits (sic) pump!"

According to Chief of Police Thomas J. Boyd, she was not given a blood alcohol test at the jail facility because she was not driving at the time of her arrest.  Snooki was issued a court summons and has been released from police custody.  She has been assigned a court date and will have to stand before a judge, who will assess a fine.

Season 2 of Jersey Shore premiered last night with 5.3 million people tuning in - MTV's second biggest premiere of all time.

No addition 'tweets' from Snooki have been forthcoming.  Perhaps she's sleeping it off.  Stay tuned...

Check out the enlarged photos and the video clip below: