An Altamont man was injured in a single vehicle accident in Fayette County late Tuesday night. State Police say the accident occurred at 11:32pm at County Road 2150 East and County Road 2070 North near St. Elmo.
The accident occurred when a vehicle driven by Lucas Ahten was traveling southbound on County Road 2015 East. He told police that he swerved to avoid striking an animal, causing his vehicle to leave the roadway to the left into a grassy area where his car rolled 2 or 3 times.
Ahten was transported from the scene by Effingham County Ambulance and was taken to Fayette County Hospital. He has been was ticketed for DUI, Improper Lane Usage, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.