Live

Watch CBSN Live

Calif. woman arrested for speeding three times in one hour

Lynne Cahill-Gomez, 53 CBS San Francisco

(CBS) YUBA COUNTY - Police say a woman was released from jail Monday, two days after Central Valley authorities cited an arrested her for speeding three times in one hour.

CBS San Francisco reports that according to the California Highway Patrol, 53-year-old Lynne Cahill-Gomez of Hayward was arrested in Saturday night in Yuba County, north of Sacramento.

Law enforcement officials say she was driving her SUV at 103 miles per hour on Highway 70 at about 8:10 p.m.

Twenty minutes later, authorities said Cahill-Gomez was pulled over again for traveling at 105 miles per hour.

Police said the third incident occurred 40 minutes later when officers caught her traveling 76 miles per hour in a 55 zone. She was arrested for reckless driving.

Cahill-Gomez said she was rushing to help her 79-year-old mother who had fallen on her bad knee.

"I've never driven 100 mph, so I didn't know my car could even go 100 mph, but I wasn't worried about that. I was worried about my mom," she said.

She paid $400 to get her vehicle back and faces additional fines.


View CBS News In