Drink and Drive in Canada? Cops Threaten to Tune You Up With Nickelback

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Value your ear drums? Don’t drink and drive in Canada.  While you might be protected by the Eighth Amendment in the United States against cruel and unusual punishment, the same can’t be said in Canada.

The Canadian police in the town of Kensington are willing to take drastic measures to crack down on drinking and driving during the upcoming holidays. In a Facebook post, which has now been removed, the Kensington Police Service warns that punishment for drinking and driving will be severe.

A set of car keys in the foreground and glass of whiskey behind.

Photo: Flickr/James Palinsad

According to The Washington Post, the post read, “Now, with that being said, know that the Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of the year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive.”

It also said, “And when we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a year’s driving suspension, we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the office’s copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”

Photo: Facebook/Nickelback

“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,” the post continued.

The humorous post was designed to start a conversation about DUI. Anything that prevents people from drinking and then getting behind the wheel and driving is worth a try. The Kensington police strongly recommend people designate a sober driver or memorize the telephone number to the local cab company.

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