Despite Nickelback‘s music is legit being touted as capitol punishment for drink driving in their homeland of Canada right now, just in time for the holidays.
Sure, dishing on Nickelback may have died off slightly around about the same time as Royal Blood’s career, but we have to give credit to Kensington Police Service on Prince Edward Island for getting creative when it came to threatening potential holiday drink-drivers.
Taking to Facebook, the service has posted a photo of Nickelback’s 2001 album Silver Side Up ON FRICKIN’ CASSETTE, alongside the threat that should you decided to drink and drive this silly season, then a solid sonic bashing from “Chad Kroeger and the boys is the perfect gift for you”.
It appears that even the police department are fearful of this torture tactic, concluding, “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.”
Queensland Police once tried something similar, only to invoke the ire of Kroeger and company, but let’s be fair — drink driving is fucking serious, and this might be the only way to prevent it.
Read Kensington Police Service’s hilarious Nickelback threat below, alongside a punishing Nickelback track.
Nickelback – ‘How You Remind Me’
Kensington Police Statement (Via Facebook)
“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!!”