The 43-year-old politician told Assistant Magistrate Bridget Shaw that he was going home and that she would have to instruct a police officer to arrest him if she wanted him to turn up to court for the next hearing.
Senator Syvret denies driving without a licence and failing to notify the relevant authorities of a change of address. He also faces two charges under the Data Protection Law relating to material published on his internet blog.
The former Health Minister is arguing that there has been an abuse of process, which he claims centres on ‘a criminal conspiracy’ against him, leading up to the charges. He has appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on numerous occasions, most recently to discuss which witnesses he wants to bring to his abuse of process hearing next month.