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Busted 3 times in 1 hour for speeding, now she can’t drive in Virginia

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 18:41:58-04

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. -- The woman stopped three times for speeding on Interstate 81 in southwest Virginia was released from jail and barred from driving in the Commonwealth for the next 12 months.

Kai Kitchen, 21, of Los Angeles, was also ordered to pay $1,000 in fines, WDBJ7 reported. She was reportedly driving from Virginia to California when she was stopped for speeding three times in one hour.

Kai Kitchen

Kai Kitchen

Kitchen spent four days in jail this week following her July 3 arrest.

She was first clocked driving 93 miles per hour at 7 a.m. Sunday at mile marker 103 on I-81 South in Pulaski County.

The state trooper who pulled Kitchen over wrote her a ticket and let her go, according to Virginia State Police.

Within the hour, the same trooper, at the same location stopped Kitchen again.

This time she was driving 97 miles per hour.

He again wrote her a ticket, then sent her on her way.

Twenty minutes later, a different trooper stopped Kitchen for speeding.

He found she was travelling 94 miles per hour.

He arrested her once he learned about the two speeding tickets she was issued earlier that morning.

In addition to her jail time served and the fine, the judge suspended her driver's license -- in Virginia -- for one year.

Kitchen's mother told WDBJ7 that Kai felt like she was being stalked by police. But Kai's lawyer said it seemed more like police were just doing their job.