Written by Zach Garretson
Think drunk driving punishments in the United States are too high? Remember, it could always be worse.
Kensington, a small town in Prince Edward Island Canada, has a new plan to deter drivers from boozing before getting behind the wheel.
In a Facebook post this weekend, the Kensington Police Service announced that they will be blasting Nickelback’s Silver Side Up album in their cruisers while transporting anyone arrested for a DUI back to the station.
The post encourages drivers to consider other ways of getting around this holiday season, such as designated drivers and cabs. For the safety of everyone on the road, and for the sake of everyone’s ears, the station is hoping to not have to take the wrapper off of the album.
“So please, lets not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback,” it said in its post. “You don’t drink and drive and we won’t make you listen to it.”
The department stated that they chose Nickelback because lead singer Chad Kroeger was convicted of drunk driving in 2008 in British Columbia.
“Poor Nickelback,” Constable Robb Hartlen said. “They take the brunt of a nation’s joke, and I’m sure they’re crying all the way to the bank.”
Remember Americans, you can be as critical of our police
here as you want, but keep in mind that it could always be worse. At least our cops don’t play Nickelback.
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