Canadian Cops Give Drunk Drivers the Ultimate Punishment: Listening To Nickelback | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Canadian Cops Give Drunk Drivers the Ultimate Punishment: Listening To Nickelback

Jail time. Losing your license. Massive fines. Public humiliation. The threat of ending another person’s life.


If those aren’t enough reasons to not drive drunk, the police in Kensington, on Prince Edwards Island in Canada, have a cruel and unusual punishment for anyone who gets behind the wheel while under the influence: listening to Nickelback.  


And here you thought Canadians were peaceful. 


Per a recent post on their Facebook page (that is no longer public), if the Kensington cops catch you drunk driving, they’ll stop you, book you, and blast the Canadian rock band’s 2001 Silver Side Up – an album Rolling Stone once called “the sonic equivalent of too many unfortunate goatees” – all the way to the jailhouse. 


For now, the album remains safely inside its cellophane wrapper, like an intercontinental ballistic missile in a North Dakota silo, ready to decimate the eardrums of an unsuspecting drunk driver. 


Kensington police said they’re trying to “put a little humour into a very serious matter of drinking and driving,” according to CBC News.


Not to be outdone, Minnesota police have also recently been playing One Direction cover bands in their paddy wagons to the drunk tank, and there’s no telling what other audible abominations are currently sitting in the glove compartment of your local police officer’s squad car. 


Hey, whatever works. In Australia, one in four drivers and riders killed in the last five years had a BAC greater than 0.05.


Related: What Your Car Says About You


In the age of ride-sharing, there’s no reason to drive drunk and risk it all. Otherwise Nickelback beckons.


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