A biker who pulled a 100mph wheelie on a motorway while passing an unmarked police car has admitted dangerous driving.
A video camera on the front of a Northumbria Police vehicle captured Lee Embleton, 51, and two others bikers hurtling past as the officers joined the A194(M) at Follingsby Lane in Gateshead.
The first of the three bikes, the one ridden by Embleton, was travelling at more than 100mph as it performed the dangerous stunt.
Embleton, of Ashwood Grange, Thornley, Durham, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, Northumbria Police said.
He was given an interim driving ban and has forfeited his bike following the offence in June 2018.
He will be sentenced at the same court on November 13.
Chief Inspector Sam Rennison, of Northumbria Police, said: “We deal with dangerous driving cases on a regular basis but it beggars belief that somebody would act so stupidly and dangerously on the roads.
“The overwhelming majority of motorbike riders use the roads in a safe manner and respect their own safety as well as other motorists, but Embleton did not and must now deal with the consequences of his actions.
“Unfortunately for Embleton, he decided to carry out the ridiculous stunt right in front of an unmarked police car – and our officers were able to quickly stop him and report him for the offences.”
Mr Rennison added: “Not only did he put his own life in danger on the afternoon in question, but also every other road user.
“His actions could easily have had fatal consequences and I sincerely hope he realises the severity of his actions.
“We make no apology for taking robust action against those who flout the law and endanger the lives of others.
“Our roads are not a racetrack, and it is abundantly clear that Embleton cannot be trusted to use them in a lawful and safe manner.”