On Sunday July 17th at about 9 PM Effingham County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an intoxicated male riding an ATV and crashing into a vehicle in Beecher City. While en-route to the call deputies received a report of the ATV attempting to strike two females and a baby. The subject, identified as Matthew Dye of Beecher City was located by deputies at the Foodliner in Beecher City, fighting with several people.
The subject was arrested by deputies with assistance from the Illinois State Police and the Altamont Police Department.
Matthew Dye of Beecher City was arrested and given multiple citations including DUI, Careless Operation of an ATV, Resisting a Peace Officer, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, No Insurance, Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated Battery to a Correctional Officer, Reckless Conduct, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, and Possession of Cannabis under 2.5 Grams.