meme rock outfit Nickelback are less than pleased with with Canadian police officers for threatening to subject drunk drivers to their music.
The band got wind of a Facebook post by the Kensington Police Service, warning holiday drivers not to drink and drive, threatening offenders with fines, criminal charges, suspension and “the office’s copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”
The joke apparently didn’t resonate with Chad and the band, and TMZ report that they requested that the page take the post down.
The officer who created the original post has since apologised. Blabbermouth reports that Constable Robb Hartlen told CBC News “What we were trying to do is put a little humor 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 humor.”
Hartlen added that it must be a hard life being a member Nickelback. “Poor Nickelback. They take the brunt of a nation’s joke, and I’m sure they’re crying all the way to the bank.”
The officer then issued a more heart-felt apology on Facebook. You can check it out in full, below.
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