A man has been charged over an incident at Falls Festival in Lorne early this year in which a festivalgoer was run over while sleeping in his tent.

As ABC reports, police have charged a Terang man in his 20s with careless driving and drug driving over the New Year's Day event which left 24-year-old Andrew Pepper with a fractured vertebra and the need for an MRI scan to ensure there was no bleeding on his brain.

"The paramedics have said the only reason I'm still alive is because I was on my stomach," Pepper told ABC in January.

"They said if I was on my back and the car had have gone over my chest it would have been a whole different story."

After the event occurred, Falls issued a statement saying "event medical staff, police and detectives were called to the scene immediately following the incident, and the driver of the car was interviewed, swabbed and breath tested on site".

"The safety of our patrons is paramount, and we will be assessing this incident and review as part of our ongoing risk management process, as we strive for continual improvement," Falls said.

The individual charged will appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court in July.