Nickelback Won't Be Used As Drunk Driving Punishment After All


(TeamRock) The Canadian police officer who made a joke about Nickelback in an attempt to draw attention to an anti drink-drive campaign has said sorry to the band.

Constable Rob Hartlen last week published a post on the Kensington Police Service Facebook page, making a light-hearted threat that anyone arrested for DUI would be made to listen to Nickelback on their way to jail.

It's been reported by TMZ that the band contacted the cops and asked for the post to be removed. But the officer has said that the decision to delete was taken after he made contact with the band to apologies - and that he discovered they share strong feelings about drink-drivers.

As a result, a new DUI initiative is to be created, inspired by his conversation with Nickelback. Hartlen has posted a detailed apology, describing his own actions as a form of bullying and asserting that he should have known better. He says: "At the time I thought this was a great idea, all pure intentions. As we have seen, our little post became an international story.

"Somewhere in the noise the message 'Don't drink and drive' was overshadowed by negativity towards the band. The more successful the post became, the less the message was mentioned and the fact we love or love to hate Nickelback took centre stage." Read more here.

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