Snooki Charged in 2004 Drunk Driving Death of Michael Truncali
The Jersey Shore's Snooki was One of Three People Charged in the 2004 Drunk Driving Death of Teenager Michael Truncali it Has Been Uncovered Today
Snooki from MTV's Jersey Shore may be a reality TV breakout star now, but in 2004 RadarOnline has learned that she was one of three teenagers criminally charged for selling alcohol to minors after a party at her house turned deadly when classmate Michael Truncali drove home drunk, crashed his car, and died.
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Snooki held the party at her mother Helen Polizzi's house in 2004, and she was home during the course of the party. Michael Truncali had been drinking in the basement of the home with the other classmates before leaving and then crashed and rolled his car while driving home.
The investigation in to his death continued for several months, but Snooki and two others were eventually charged with the Prohibited Sale of Alcoholic Beverages as she apparently charged money for the alcohol.
When RadarOnline.com approached Helen Polizzi at her home in New York this week, she refused to comment without an attorney being present.
Michelle and Bill Truncali however spoke to RadarOnline and said they were horrified at how Jersey Shore glorified drinking. Michelle said that she had watched two episodes but she couldn't see any more.
"She doesn't care about what happened to our son." But later in the interview she took a more conciliatory tone and told RadarOnline.com: "We're not out to trash Nicole. I never blamed her for what happened, she was a 16-year-old (sic). I blame others. I am not looking for those people to get arrested, I just want the truth."
Michelle and Bill want to get the message out about underage drinking and how dangerous it can be. They think that underage drinking should not be allowed in the home, even if the parents are present.
Snooki has not commented on the matter.