A MAN accused of dangerous driving on a Lake District road is due to stand trial next month.

Michael Patrick Kinsella, 44, faced one charge when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday.

He is accused of driving dangerously in a Vauxhall Astra, on Claire Avenue in Windermere.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on June 8 this year.

During the brief hearing before Judge James Adkin, Kinsella pleaded not guilty to the allegation.

As a result of this plea, Kinsella is due to stand trial before a jury at the crown court.

He will appear in court in the week of August 12 this year.

It is estimated the hearing will last around a day.

In the meantime, Kinsella, of Kirkfield, Ambleside, was granted bail by Judge Adkin.

The maximum penalty for dangerous driving in the UK is a two years prison sentence as well as an unlimited fine and an obligatory disqualification from driving.