A MAN is to go on trial next year for allegedly making threats from a Faifley balcony that led to a street being closed.

Alexander MacQueen, of Faifley Road, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on September 29.

The 32-year-old is alleged to have driven a vehicle without due care and attention, mounted a kerb, and driven into the rear of another vehicle in Craigielea Road on August 18, 2020.

He is also charged with failing to give details of the driver involved in a crash, and with failing to provide a breath test to police at a property in the street, and again later at Clydebank police office.

A further charge alleges Mr MacQueen behaved in a threatening or abusive manner at a home in Craigielea Road on the same date by shouting and swearing at a man and woman and uttering threats of violence.

The Crown claims that Mr MacQueen shouted and swore at police, uttered offensive remarks, presented a knife through a letter box, threatened to stab officers with the weapon, and repeatedly struck a door with it.

It’s also alleged by prosecutors that he then committed a breach of the peace by standing on a balcony, uttering threats of violence towards the police and public, and brandishing a bottle, causing Craigielea Road to be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The charge alleges that the offences Mr MacQueen is accused of committing were aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation.

An additional charge claims in the rear of a police vehicle, Mr MacQueen repeatedly shouted and spat, challenged two officers to fight and threatened violence.

Mr MacQueen, who was represented at last week’s hearing by solicitor Scott Adair, is alleged to have assaulted two officers by attempting to spit on them. One of those charges was also allegedly aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation.

Sheriff Frances McCartney set a trial date of February 28, 2022.