Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. I was fed up, like most motorists, of being a law-abiding citizen but a soft target for the traffic police.Nigel Mills Christopher Lloyd in the 1985 film Back to the FutureCredit:Everett Collection / Rex Features However the hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court was thrown out on Wednesday after prosecution offered no evidence.Father-of-two Mr Mills, who was clocked near Margaretting, in Chelmsford, Essex, heading north on the A12, said that he didn’t think he was going as fast 89mph.Speaking after the hearing, he said: “I was being prosecuted for going 89mph in a DeLorean, wasn’t something special meant to happen at 88mph?”I can honestly say I wasn’t trying to time travel. It was at 11am on Sunday and the road was completely clear. “I saw the guy with the speed gun and thought I better check my speed and low and behold, the letter turns up.”Mr Mills said he only takes the two-seater out a few times a year and had taken the DeLorean out for a bit of “run around” when he was caught speeding.He decided to fight the accusation after he received his court summons the same day a group of travellers set up a camp in the car park of his company.The married man, from Brentwood, Essex said: “I was fed up, like most motorists, of being a law-abiding citizen but a soft target for the traffic police.”When I saw the travellers in the car park when I’m working on a Sunday it made me quite incensed.”I’m a guy who pays his taxes and sticks to the law, but I’m stuck at work with travellers in the car park and the police won’t touch them.”Why should I pay this speeding fine while they would get away with it? I’m pleased at the result, but I wish that the police could do a better job when it comes to real crimes against people.”Mr Mills bought the blue DeLorean at auction for £22,000 in 2004 and said the 34-year-old car is “a little rattly” with just over 13,000 miles on the clock.The DeLorean is a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981 to 1983 and features gull-wing doors.The car became widely known and iconic for its appearance and was modified as a time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy. Mr Mills is also a member of a DeLorean owners’ club and takes the car to exhibit at shows across the country once or twice a year.”Ironically I was done for speeding in the car that doesn’t get on the road much – I only drive it three or four times a year and did just 200 miles last year,” he said.”I just took it for a run around as it’s a 34-year-old car so it is a little bit nippy. It doesn’t have powered steering either so it is heavy to steer.”I’m a car fan and me and the rest of my family enjoyed the Back to the Future films.”When I’m out in it a few people recognise it, they slow down and take pictures – drivers take pictures out of their windows or try to film you and I get approached at petrol stations.”Mr Mills owns his own company, ARC Angel, who manufacture a home monitoring and alert system to assist people to live independently.A spokesman for Essex Police said: “The officer involved in this incident is currently deployed on specialist duties on a police operation.”The procedural issue here is regrettable however Essex Police wants to make it clear we do not tolerate excessive speeds or poor driving on our roads.”We take the issue of poor driving very seriously and dealt with 113 people for driving offences on the A12 in July alone.”Defending Mr Mills in court, Tim Vickers said: “There will be an application for wasted costs. I can’t see how the crown can contemplate defending that.”It is completely unfair for the defendant to go to this expense.” A car buff clocked by police driving his cult DeLorean motor at 88mph has insisted: “I wasn’t trying to time travel.”Nigel Mills, 55, was travelling to work in his £22,000 gull-winged sports car when he was caught by a police speed gun.A court heard how the car – made famous in film trilogy Back to the Future in which it can time travel when it hits 88mph – was clocked at a top speed of 89mph.