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Canadian Police: Nickelback Part of Punishment for Drunken Driving

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Members of Canadian rock band Nickelback pose in Naarden, The Netherlands, on Nov. 18, 2013. (Bas Czerwinski/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 06:01 AM

Canadian police are threatening would-be drunken drivers with Nickelback, promising to play one of the band's old albums in the police cruiser on the way to jail.

A Facebook post by the Kensington Police Service referenced the upcoming holidays and the increased parties and alcohol consumption that often happens at this time of year. Citizens of Prince Edward Island were encouraged to have designated drivers or keep numbers of local cab companies handy to avoid getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

“When we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a years 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,” warned the post, displaying a picture of an unopened cassette tape of the band’s "Silver Side Up" album.

“So 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,” the post joked, driving home its serious point with humor.

Reactions to the post were mixed, with some laughing along and others defending Nickelback or suggesting alternative bands they consider even worse. “Use someone like Justin Bieber,” one commenter suggested. “No one will ever think twice about drinking and driving if you use Bieber.”

“Isn’t torture against the Geneva Convention?” another user commented.

Constable Robb Hartlen told the CBC Nickelback was chosen because singer Chad Kroeger was convicted of drunken driving in 2008.

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