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ALTAMONT — A 56-year-old Effingham man is charged with driving under the influence after his motorcycle crashed on Interstate 70 near Altamont, state police said Tuesday. 

Police said the man told them he turned too quickly onto a ramp near eastbound mile marker 82, causing his 2014 Harley Davidson to leave the road and come to rest in the embankment. He was taken by ambulance to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

In addition to driving under the influence, the man faces charges of improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed and driving without valid insurance, police said. 

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Contact Claire Hettinger at (217) 421-6985. Follow her on Twitter: @ClaireHettinger

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Public Safety Reporter

Public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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