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Drive drunk in this small town and cops will punish you with Nickelback

Drunk drivers anywhere face fines and possible jail time, but in one tiny Canadian town, the punishment takes on a unique twist: They'll force you to listen to Nickelback.

Kensington, Prince Edward Island, has a population of around 1,500. It's unclear how popular (or not) Nickelback is but apparently authorities feel that a forced concert by the band from Alberta, Canada, will be incentive enough for drivers to either stay sober or hail a cab.

"(T)he Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive," the force said in a social media post. "And 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."

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By the way it's unlikely the band members will accidentally roll into town - see the Google Maps image below for an idea of how far it is from Alberta. And here's hoping anyone who listens to Nickelback in Kensington will do so of his or own own volition, not because they've driven under the influence.


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