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East Bay Woman Cited, Arrested For Speeding 3 Times In An Hour

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According to authorities in the Central Valley, Lynne Cahill-Gomez of Hayward was seen speeding three times in a one-hour span on March 24, 2012. (California Highway Patrol)

According to authorities in the Central Valley, Lynne Cahill-Gomez of Hayward was seen speeding three times in a one-hour span on March 24, 2012. (California Highway Patrol)

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YUBA COUNTY (CBS 5) — An East Bay woman was out of jail Monday, two days after Central Valley authorities cited and arrested her for speeding three times in a one-hour span.

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. Police said she was driving her SUV at 103 miles per hour on Highway 70 near Kempton Road in Sutter County around 8:10 p.m.

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

Police said the third incident happened 40 minutes later. According to officers, she was caught 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.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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