A South Wales Police Officer used number plates to pervert the course of justice Cardiff Crown Court was told.
Prosecutors allege that Anthony Rees-Thompson ordered new registration plates in an effort to avoid a speeding ticket.
This defendant made a deliberate attempt to pervert the course of justice, Prosecutor Meirion Davies told The Crown.
His reaction is more important than the speeding offence itself. He has made a deliberate attempt to con his way out of it.
The speeding offence was recorded in Swansea last year for a vehicle owned by Rees-Thompsons step-father, who was in Spain at the time with his partner.
Upon being informed of the infraction the 10-year veteran of South Wales Police claimed that someone had cloned his number plates in a letter pretending to be his step-father.
The 40-year-old then used the £30 set of number plates to disguise the Vauxhall Corsa.
Rees-Thompson denies to allegations, claiming the purchase was made after noticing one of the originals were damaged.