Driving drunk over the holidays in one Canadian town will earn one a ride to jail soundtracked by Nickelback, in addition to the usual penalties.
In a Nov. 26 Facebook post, Kensington Police Service shared a photograph of “the office’s copy” of Nickelback’s 2001 “Silver Side Up” album — an unopened cassette tape — promising to play it “in the cruiser on the way to jail” for those who fail to designate a sober driver.
“Is torture not illegal in Canada?” one commenter remarked.
Signed by Roadrunner Records in 1999, the Canadian rock group has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and ranks as the second highest-selling foreign act in U.S. history behind only The Beatles.
The band’s music has been panned by critics and the foursome, led by singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger, become shorthand for bad music and the frequent butt of jokes.
A small town of 1,496 residents, Kensington is located on Prince …