Cruel and unusual? Canadians to punish drink-drivers with Nickelback
Police in Kensington, Canada have devised a new way to cut back on festive drink driving: The Nickelback Punishment.
If you're caught drunk driving on Prince Edward Island, you'll face fines and possible prison time, but according to the Kensington Police Facebook account, there could be some enforced Nickelback in your future too.
"When we catch you, and we will catch you," said post, which has since been removed, on the force's account, "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 office's copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.
"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."
Comments on the post were outraged by the threat of "Kroeger and the boys".
"Doesn't torture go against the Geneva Convention?" asked one.
"The US elects Trump as its president and now Canada is threatening to torture its citizens with Nickelback. What's the world come to?" asked another.
Some Nickelback fans were not so impressed however.
"I like nickelback (sic)," wrote Colette Butz. "I didn't expect this coming from one of our most beautiful provinces nor did I expect it coming from the police service. not cool you guys!"
Apparently the Kensington Police facebook is run by a hard rock fan as it's not the first time the department has relied on rock references.
An earlier post about black ice references the "awesome" AC/DC album of the same name and urges young people who haven't heard of the band to check them out on Spotify (and show their parents how Spotify works).