Kensington Police Service located in western Prince Edward Island, Canada, left a message on their Facebook page wall, the message read that any drunk drivers caught will be punished to listening to loud Nickleback while riding in the back seat of a cruiser if they're arrested.
Constable Robb Hartlen wrote the post and referred to the increasing amount of drunk drivers occurs during the holiday season due to "more social events, staff parties, and alcohol based libations".
Hartlen appealed to residents to plan ahead their journey if they were going to any parties serving alcohol by knowing "who is the Designated Driver" and make plans ahead of time such as with cab companies or staying over at a friend's home.
After all the precaution are made the constable stated, that "Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive."
Athe constable promised to catch all the offenders involved in the dangerous act of drink driving and punish offender with the playing of the infamous Canadian Nickleback, he stated ,"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."
He went on to say "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."
He joked at the end, "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."
Most people saw the humor in the post but their were some who were not happy with the post, Deb Bie wrote, " Not sure why you would even try to inject humor into something so serious? There is nothing funny about drinking and driving. Ask anyone who has lost a loved one to a drunk driver if they think this idea will keep someone off the road. Truly insensitive and definitely not getting the message across that drinking and driving is a serious offense. Your are making a joke of it."
Kensington Police replied to the post, "We are only trying to start the discussion and be proactive in regard to getting the message of Drinking and Driving out there and if people are talking about Nickleback because of this post then they are ALSO talking about the underlying message, so for that we think its a positive!"
The only problem I see is, who the heck still owns cassette player to play the album?