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Cops using Nickelback as punishment

Cops in a small Prince Edward Island town have a unique punishment for people who drink and drive: they'll be listening to Nickelback in the rear of the cruiser. HANDOUT

Cops in a small Prince Edward Island town have a unique punishment for people who drink and drive: they'll be listening to Nickelback in the rear of the cruiser. HANDOUT

Residents of a Prince Edward Island town are facing a unique punishment if they try to drink and drive during the holiday season: Listening to Nickelback in the police cruiser on the way to the station.

 

Over the weekend, the Facebook page of Kensington Police Service posted a message that gave people tips on avoiding driving while inebriated, including making plans to stay overnight, having the number of a cab company or picking a designated driver.

The end of the post features a warning to drivers considering slipping behind the wheel after enjoying a little too much of the spiked holiday punch.

“And 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,” read the post.

“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.”

The Facebook post is illustrated with a picture of the cover of Silver Side Up, Nickelback’s third album, which had the unfortunate release date of Sept. 11, 2001.

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