A MAN alleged to have hit a lamppost while drink driving is due to appear in court.

Bradley Poddington is alleged to have been over the limit while driving on Barrow's Duke Street on New Year's Eve.

The 28-year-old, of Barrow's Caffrey Court, is alleged to have had 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, over the limit of 35.

He is also charged failing to stop after an accident and driving with no insurance and is to face South Cumbria Magistrates' Court on Monday.