Kentucky State Police say Michael W. Scott, 18, of Columbia was arrested on Saturday and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, No/Expired Registration Plates, and No/Expired Registration Receipt.
KSP says Scott was traveling north on Buell Collins Road when he failed to negotiate a turn, traveled off road, and hit a tree.
Post 15 received a call about the collision at 10:03 PM CST. When officers arrived at the scene, no one was there.
KSP says the investigation revealed Scott had been taken by a private vehicle to his home on Harlan Brown Road. A passenger, 18-year-old Lonnie Mann, of Columbia, was taken to the Westlake Hospital.
Mann was then flown to University Hospital in Louisville where he remains in stable condition.
Scott was lodged in the Adair County Jail.