A man's appeared at Carlisle Crown Court accused of causing the death of his partner by careless driving while over the drink drive limit.49 year old John Trevor Dent denied causing the death of Rose-Marie Valente, also 49 in February last year.
Dent spoke only to confirm his name and to plead not guilty during the brief appearance before judge Batty.
Ms Valente, a mother-of-five from Woodside Crescent, Bingley, West Yorks, was found dead on a road near to Dent's home at Swindale Grange in Brough on the morning of February 27th.
Dent was bailed on condition he stays at his home address.
He will appear at court again on March 4th when a trial date will be set.