SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Sheriff's officials said a car found with front-end and windshield damage in Mira Mesa is not believed to be linked to a hit-and-run crash that happened in Encinitas last week.
San Diego police officers responded to a call at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday regarding a white 1998 Mercedes-Benz with front-end and windshield damage parked in front of a Pizza Hut in the 8000 block of Mira Mesa Boulevard.
According to police, officers arrived and found a man inside the car while a female passenger was inside getting a pizza.
The woman was questioned, and the man -- who police said appeared to be under the influence -- was detained.
Late Wednesday morning, sheriff's officials said they believe the Mercedes was not the vehicle involved in the Aug. 11 crash in Encinitas.
Last Friday night, a woman identified as Stephanie was riding her bicycle in the bike lane on southbound North Coast Highway 101 when she was struck by a car described as a white Mercedes.
Investigators said the car did not stop.
Stephanie's husband, Dennis, told 10News she suffered severe brain damage as a result of the crash.
Anyone with information on the collision or the vehicle is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 888-580-8477. A $1,000 reward for information is offered if your tip leads to a felony arrest.