PEI Cops Threaten To Punish DUI Suspects With Nickelback


It’s never right to drink and drive. But, if you’re not a Nickelback fan, you better not drink and drive in Kensington, PEI.

Police in the community of about 1,500 people, are threatening to play Nickelback’s 2001 album Silver Side Up in the cruiser as they take DUI suspects to jail.

“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,” reads a warning on the Facebook page of the Kensington Police Service.

“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. 

"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.”

The police department has admitted they don’t actually have a copy of the album -- which was certified 8x platinum in Canada -- and that the post is nothing more than an attempt at humour.

Nickelback can probably take the joke.

Lead singer Chad Kroeger, who was convicted of DUI in 2008 following a traffic stop two years earlier, has frequently admitted the band isn’t for everyone. 

“We record a lot of different kinds of music and when it gets played in that many places sometimes it’s tough, especially if you’re not into the band,” Kroeger said in a 2014 interview. “That can cause some backlash.”