Update: Monday, July 17, 2023, 3:47 p.m.
The Saint John Police are pleased to report that this year’s event did not result in any serious injuries.
On Sunday, July 16, 2023, at approximately 1:21 a.m., officers did respond to an assault outside a local night club on Sydney Street. A 21-year-old man visiting Saint John for the event was transported to hospital and later released with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing. At this time, no charges have been laid.
As a result of the campaign, a total of 7,303 vehicles came through various checkpoints:
150 vehicles were visually inspected
49 vehicles will need to be certified by an engineer to be re-registered
23 vehicles were towed
81 motor vehicle violations and 45 warnings were issued
The Saint John Police would like to thank the event organizers and the public for their patience. We would also like to thank the Department of Justice and Public Safety and Kennebecasis Regional Police Force for ensuring that this year’s event was safe for everyone.
The Saint John Police will be conducting a city-wide special traffic campaign during the Roll Call Car Show being held at TD Station on July 15, 2023.
The one-day event is expected to draw thousands of spectators and hundreds of participants from across the Maritimes.
Through education and zero-tolerance enforcement, officers from the Saint John Police, Kennebecasis Regional Police Force, and New Brunswick Justice and Public Safety will target offences under the Criminal Code of Canada and provincial legislation using the following approaches:
- Traffic entering and exiting the venue will be controlled;
- City-wide zero-tolerance patrols;
- Checkpoints with a focus on impaired driving
“The Saint John Police appreciates that this is an exciting experience for many car enthusiasts from across the region. It is our focus to ensure an enjoyable, safe environment for our citizens and visitors alike” Chief R.M. Bruce
Together a safe, secure, healthy community