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Police Threaten Drunk Drivers With Nickelback Music

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Prince Edward Island police threatened to subject people to Nickelback should they drink and drive over the holiday season. 

The Journal Pioneer reports that the Kensington Police Service -- Prince Edward Island’s smallest police department -- issued a warning on its Facebook page that claims that anyone caught drinking and driving will be forced to listen to Nickelback’s “Silver Side Up” album as punishment.  

According to The Huffington Post, Constable Robb Hartlen is behind the humorous post.  Hartlen claims that he tries to use humor to dispel the notion that police officers are stoic and all-business.  “Some of the funniest guys I know went to the academy,” Hartlen said.  

Hartlen’s post was accompanied by a comical caption: 

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!!

If this post actually curbs drunken driving, the threat of forcing criminals to listen to terrible bands might actually catch on.  Who knows, soon we might be forcing serial killers to listen to Coldplay…

Sources: Journal Pioneer, The Huffington Post / Photo credit: Kensington Police Service via ​Journal Pioneer

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