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Canadian Police Department threatens DUI offenders with harsh punishment: Nickelback

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Canada -

If the risk of jail, fines, loss of your license, serious injury or even death doesn't deter you from getting behind the wheel after a few special holiday eggnogs, then perhaps this will.

A police department in Canada has come up with the ultimate deterrent: Nickelback. 

The Kensington Police Service issued a stern warning on their Facebook page last week to any potential drunk drivers, that if they were caught, they would be fined, charged, issued a year-long driving suspension and... wait for it... forced to listen to Nickelback's third album, Silver Side Up, on their trip 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," the department said. "So please, let's not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback. You don't drink and drive and we won't make you listen to it."

For some reason, the station owns an unopened cassette of the album (I can only assume it fell off the garbage truck on the way to the dump and was turned into police for proper disposal), but the question must be asked: Why should the officer be forced to listen to that on the way to jail too? Hopefully, the DUI offender has to use headphones so the officer isn't exposed to it, too. That's just not nice. 

But what if you are a Nickelback fan? That wouldn't be much of a punishment, would it?

Well, someone pointed that out in the thread, to which an officer responded: "Ironically, I'm actually a Nickelback fan too! Cruiser Karaoke lives!! There is even a mic to the loudspeaker in the car! Light show is pretty impressive too."

"I kinda want to and see if they will," one man commented.

"Have a couple and jump behind the wheel... we sort of want to see if the Cassette will even play," the department responded. 

Don't drink and drive, folks. Or else this might await you: 

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