ROHNERT PARK (CBS/AP) – A North Bay mother arrested for drunken driving hit 100 mph in her SUV while trying to make her child’s birthday party.

Katherine Russell, 34, was behind the wheel of a Toyota 4Runner that sped past a California Highway Patrol officer in a U.S. Route 101 construction zone.

The SUV hit 100 mph by the time the CHP officer caught up with her Friday night in Rohnert Park.

She told the officer she was late to her child’s birthday party.

The CHP said Russell’s blood-alcohol was more than three times the legal limit to drive.

She was booked for investigation of drunken driving, driving without a license and various traffic violations.

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