Oh Canada, and their interesting forms of criminal punishment. You would think that drunk driving would warrant a simple arrest, fine, or license suspension. But in Canada, a DUI is apparently punished in some areas of the country by all of the above—oh, and making the criminals listen to Nickelback all the way to the station. Police in the small town of Prince Edward are using the musical tactic to stop drunk driving just in time for the holidays.
The Kensington Police Service originally shared the news of their new procedure on Facebook on Nov. 26. "The Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive," the announcement reads. "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 office's copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail."
Attached to the message was an image of a newly-copped CD of Nickelback's breakthrough 2001 album Silver Side Up. "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," the message continued. "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." The note also advised people to exercise safe driving habits during the holiday season. So start getting you DD's in order, or you'll be in for an earful this holiday season.