Jersey Shore’s Snooki: “Brakes Didn’t Work” in Italian Car Crash

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Jersey Shore's Snooki may have caused an auto accident that sent two police officers to the hospital, but the reality star says fans shouldn't blame her — just her faulty equipment.

"The brakes weren't really working in our Fiat. They were, like, old. I tried to use the brakes and they didn't work," Snooki (real name: Nicole Polizzi) told Extra of the May 30 fender bender in Florence, Italy. "So to avoid the cops, I ran right into a wall so I didn't hurt anybody."

In the wake of the crash that resulted in Snooki temporarily losing her license, the Jersey Shore gang stuck close to home. "The only time we [drove was] to the gym, so after that nobody went to the gym — we'd just walk around," she tells Extra.

And Snooki sure wasn't alone when it came to making headlines for erratic driving. In the Jersey Shore cast's first three weeks in Florence, they accumulated more than 300 Euro worth of various traffic violations.

The fourth season of Jersey Shore — complete with footage of Snooki's smash-up — premieres August 4 at 10 p.m. (EST) on MTV.

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