In an effort to lesson the amount of drunk drivers on the road this holiday season a Canadian town is enacting some cruel and unusual punishment.
The Kensington Police Service announced in a Facebook post that those “dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive,” will not only get charged, they will be forced to listen to Nickelback as they head to jail.
“When we catch you, and we will catch you,” the department added, “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 offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”
Constable Robb Hartlen told CNN that his department does not hate Nickelback, rather they are just using the band to get out an important message.
So far, no one has been subjected to listening to
“We are just using a different approach to get an age-old message communicated,” he said. “As long as it starts the ‘Don’t drink and drive’ dialogue, we’re happy with that.”
The department said it hasn’t had to unleash “How You Remind Me” on anyone yet.
“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.”
Well played, Canada.