Canadian police force threatens to play Nickelback to drink-drivers

Prince Edward Island police adopt harsh measure to discourage drink-drivers

A Canadian police force is threatening to punish drink-drivers by forcing them to listen to Nickelback.

Kensington Police Service have warned that anyone caught driving when under the influence of alcohol will be made to listen to the local rock band’s third album, ‘Silver Side Up’, on the way to the police station.

The department, which serves the 146,283 residents of Prince Edward Island, announced the deterrent in a post on Facebook.


It reads: “When we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a year’s driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the offices [sic] copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”

“Now, now, no need to thank us, we figure if you are foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then a little Chad Kroeger and the boys is the perfect gift for you,” they continue.

The force said that they hope it won’t be necessary to open their pristine copy of Nickelback’s album over the festive period.

“Please, lets not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback. You don’t drink and drive and we won’t make you listen to it.”

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