Police in Kensington, Prince Edward Island may unveil one of the crueler punishments known to mankind: They may force their passengers to listen to Nickelback on their way to the station for drunk driving.
A post on the police station’s Facebook page outlines what they plan to do if more drunk drivers keep sprouting up.
“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 office’s copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”
This is the caption used next to a photo of an unopened copy of Nickelback’s 2001 album “Silver Side Up.”
“So please, let’s not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback. You don’t drink and drive and we won’t make you listen to it.”
It makes for a pretty big deterrence and adds a bit of humor as well, as Cst. Robb Hartlen pointed out to CBC.
“What we were trying to do is put a little humour into a very serious matter of drinking and driving, what it does is it sparks that conversation, it pushes that idea that everybody knows with a little bit of humour.”
Nickelback has definitely heard these jokes before, but they have been one of the most successful rock bands this century, so they can’t feel too bad. If this town can kill use Nickelback to deter drunk driving, good on them for doing so.