By Laura Cole
Yuba County, CA (KOVR/CNN) - For most drivers, one speeding ticket would be enough to get them to slow down.
But a California woman was cited for speeding three times in an hour!
She was eventually arrested but says she was focused on getting to her sick mother.
"I got a phone call that she had fallen on her bad knee," said Lynne Cahill-Gomez.
Cahill-Gomez worried about her 79-year-old mother, raced from Hayward to get to Paradise Saturday night.
"I was concentrating on my mom being hurt," she said.
But along the way she was pulled over. Not once, not twice, but three times for speeding. The California Highway Patrol says her speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour on the first two tickets. The third time, they say she was going 76 in a 55 on Highway 70 in Yuba County.
"I've been doing this for over 27 years and this is my first time that I've heard of someone (in) three separate circumstances within a very short time frame," said Captain Andres Ornelas with the California Highway Patrol.
[Reporter]: "Are you not looking down to see how fast you're going?"
"Honestly, no, I was looking at the road watching where I was going. It's a dark road and you have to be real careful," said Cahill-Gomez.
But officers say she wasn't being careful at all. During the third stop, she was arrested for reckless driving and resisting arrest.
"I think based on the circumstances it was blatant disregard for the public's safety, and we don't know if there is an injured relative or not," said Captain Ornelas.
Cahill-Gomez admits she was speeding, but doesn't think she was going as fast as the officers allege.
[Reporter]: "Do you think the officers were lying when they told you that you were going more than 100 miles per hour?"
"Yes," she said.
[Reporter]: "You do think they were lying?"
"Yes," she said.
[Reporter]: "They were just making up the number?"
"Well I think they might have, I don't know what to think," she said.
She understands why some drivers might feel her actions were reckless, but she stands behind her actions, even if some believe her reason for doing it was just an excuse.
"And I was just trying to get to my mom's," she said.
Cahill-Gomez bailed out of jail Sunday.
She's already paid $400 to get her car back, and she's not sure how many thousands of dollars in fines she may still have to pay.