A driver seriously injured in a one vehicle crash in Carbon County is facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges.

State police at Lehighton said James Buchanan, 37, of Palmerton, was operating a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck along 57 Road near Christman Road, in Towamensing Township, about 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, when the front end hit a tree along the berm.

Buchanan was transported by Palmerton ambulance to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for what troopers said were major injuries.

Troopers added that Buchanan was also under the influence of alcohol and is facing a DUI count.