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Police Are Now Punishing Drunk Drivers With Nickelback Records

Look at this photograph. After reading that sentence, did your mind reflexively finish “Every time I do it makes me laugh?” If so, how did that make you feel? Squirmy, defensive? Like you wished you didn’t have to confront that at some point you (kind of) liked Nickelback until the internet told you they were no longer cool?

Well it seems police officers in Canada will soon make confront that personal quandary if you get caught drunk driving. In a since-deleted Facebook post, Kensington police urged citizens to use a taxi or establish a designated driver. They reminded Kensington locals that they will be “looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive.”

“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,” reads the post, accompanied with a photo of Nickelback’s 2001 record Silver Side Up.

The CBC reached out to Const. Robb Hartlen, who wrote the post. He admitted he found the photo online and they don’t have a copy offhand to punish drunk drivers with, though don’t consider the post an empty threat.

“I would have no problems at all getting hold of a copy of Nickelback and making that the musical play-along on the way in to chat with someone who’s been caught for drinking and driving,” he said.

This isn’t the only pop culture reference the Kensington police has comically used to highlight some important information. When black ice surfaced locally, a Facebook post told readers that “Black Ice is not just an awesome *AC/DC album.”

Black Ice is not just an awesome *AC/DC album, it’s a little icy out there this morning, adjust your speed and allow…

Posted by Kensington Police Service on Thursday, November 24, 2016


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