Man charged over Cumbria M6 junction horses collision
A man has been charged with drink-driving after a collision in which two horses died and their riders were injured near a slip road off the M6.
The collision happened where the slip road joined another road off junction 39, near Shap, at 1815 BST on Friday.
A male rider in his 60s suffered a minor head injury and serious chest and leg injuries. A woman in her 50s suffered minor knee injuries.
A 70-year-old man from the Wigan area has been charged.
He was also been charged with driving without due care and attention and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
He is due to appear before Carlisle magistrates on 18 July.