Police plan to punish drunk drivers with Nickelback songs

Chad Kroeger
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2011 file photo, Nickelback lead vocalist Chad Kroeger and his band perform during halftime of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers in Detroit. Nickelback is canceling its summer tour as lead singer Chad Kroger has been diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box. The band posted a statement and a video on its website Tuesday, June 23, 2015, about canceling the rest of its 2015 No Fixed Address North American Tour. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

KENSINGTON, Canada (WCMH) — A police department in Canada is planning to fight drunk drivers with what they consider bad music.

Police say anyone caught driving drunk will not only be charged with a crime, they’ll be blasted with Nickelback songs while being hauled off to jail.

The police department announced the additional punishment on Facebook for those “dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive.”

“When we catch you, and we will catch you,” the department added, “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.”

Constable Robb Hartlen told CNN the department doesn’t actually hate the band, which is from Canada.

“We are just using a different approach to get an age-old message communicated,” Hartlen said. “As long as it starts the ‘Don’t drink and drive’ dialogue, we’re happy with that.”

“So please, lets not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback,” the police department said. “You don’t drink and drive and we won’t make you listen to it.”

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