A man made a false claim to police that his car’s number plates had been stolen after he was caught speeding.
He admitted charges of wasting police time and exceeding a 60mph speed limit.
Prosecutor Andy Wills said the offences took place on July 17, when Mellor’s car was clocked speeding on the A590 in Cumbria at midnight.
A speed camera showed he was travelling at 69mph in a 60mph zone. Mellor returned to Huddersfield later that morning.
Mr Wills said: “At 8.49am he called police to report that his number plates had been stolen from his vehicle.”
Mr Wills said police concluded the report was false and the 51-year-old had been driving the vehicle.
The prosecutor added: “He said he panicked and was afraid of receiving points as it would put his insurance premium up.”
Magistrates adjourned sentencing until October 8 for a report to be prepared by the probation service and granted Mellor bail.