If you're whipping around this Canadian police department's jurisdiction drunk, then you'll have a lot more to worry about than just prison time.

You might be forced to listen to some Nickelback while riding in the back of a police cruiser.


That's what Kensington Police are threatening potential drunk drivers with: Nickelback's 2001 album Silver Side Up.

They snapped a photo of the unopened album with a message reminding everyone to drive responsibly during the holidays, along with an unusual warning:

Kensington Police Drinking and Driving Gift. Christmas Bonus Edition

So, the Holiday Season is upon us and that means more social events, staff parties and alcohol based libations. Now, Because of that fact, it logically means more people need to plan their nights driving duties. To save any problems at the end of the night, know ahead of time who is the Designated Driver. Write down the number to a cab company or plan to stay over at friends. Anything and everything you can do to eliminate the chances of drinking and driving.

Now, with that being said, know that the Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive. And 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 offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.

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.

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.

Happy Saturday Everyone!!


Cst. Robb Hartlen, who wrote the post for the police department says he was trying to inject a bit of humor into the post, even if it was at Nickelback's expense.

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"What we were trying to do is put a little humour into a very serious matter of drinking and driving. What it does is it sparks that conversation, it pushes that idea that everybody knows with a little bit of humour...Poor Nickelback. They take the brunt of a nation's joke, and I'm sure they're crying all the way to the bank."

Hartlen went on to say that another reason he picked Nickelback, aside from the widespread dislike the band suffers, is that frontman Chad Kroeger was caught drunk-driving back in 2006.


And although he admits he doesn't have the album on hand and that he found the image on Google, it doesn't mean he totally won't play the record.


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"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."

Yet another reason to stay sober this holiday season. (h/t cbc)