OPP Police Press Releases Walkerton WFP

2 Arrested At RIDE

(WALKERTON, ON) – The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested two impaired drivers at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint.

On April 29, 2024, members of the South Bruce OPP were conducting a RIDE checkpoint in Walkerton in the Municipality of Brockton. At approximately 10:41 p.m., police stopped a vehicle to check the sobriety of the driver, they were displaying signs of impairment. While police were dealing with the first individual, a second motorist entered the RIDE who also was also determined to be impaired. Both drivers were placed under arrest and taken to a Qualified Breath Technician for breath tests.

John ELDER, 24-years-old, from the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Matt MARKAUSKAS, 22-years-old, from the Municipality of Brockton was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)     

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.