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Drinking and driving? In Canada, you could get punished with Nickelback music

Canadian police officers are turning to an alternative form of punishment in order to deter people from drinking and driving this holiday season. 

Police officers in the town of Kensington have concocted a new plan in hopes of preventing people from the offense: music by Nickelback. Are we having fun yet? 

"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 offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail," the Kensington police said in a Facebook post, which included tips about planning ahead to avoid drinking and driving. 

Adding insult to injury? The post included a photo of a sealed copy of Nickelback's 2001 album, "Silver Side Up."

"Please, let's not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback," continued the post. "You don't drink and drive and we won't make you listen to it."

The post does not reveal exactly why the Kensington police department owns a brand-new cassette of the Nickelback album, but at least its power is being harnessed for good.

Hopefully, the threat of listening to Chad Kroeger and his fellow Canadian rockers will be enough to keep the streets of Kensington safe this winter. 

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