Nickelback Singer Guilty
(antiMusic) "This is how you convict me." That just may be the new line in Nickelback's breakthrough hit after frontman Chad Kroeger was convicted of drunk driving by a Canadian court.
According to the Canadian press, "Kroeger, whose real name is Chad Turton, had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was stopped for speeding in Surrey, B.C., in June of 2006."
Kroeger's attorney tried in vain to have the court toss out the charge on technicalities. One claim was the cops took too long to conduct the test and the other argument was the cops conducted an illegal search by asking Kroeger to blow in his face to confirm that he smelled alcohol. The judge reportedly didn't buy either claim.
It doesn't look like this conviction will land Kroeger in jail. The Canadian Press says that he faces a fine or a suspended drivers license when he is sentenced on May 1st.
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Posted by Jesus Schwartz on 2008/04/02 19:18:44
Kroeger is his stage name? I knew they were lame, but that's lamer than lame...