Reward Offered for Arrest of Encinitas Hit-and-Run Driver

San Diego County Crime Stoppers are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a driver who hit two vehicles on Interstate 5 just north of Encinitas last month and then fled.

The suspect, a female driver of a silver Acura TSX station wagon, is wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and hit and run causing injuries.

Investigators said the woman was driving south on I-5 north of Encinitas Boulevard when she approached a slowdown due to heavy traffic. One of the victims said the woman then drove in and out of the lane and onto the shoulder to dart around the traffic, according to a news release from the California High Patrol.

That’s when the victim, in a white Acura, was deliberately struck by the suspect’s vehicle several times before the suspect struck a black BMW, troopers said.

The drive left the scene before troopers arrived.

The victim in the white Acura suffered neck and back injuries.

The suspect was described as white, in her mid- to late-40s with long, curly brown hair with highlights.

Her Acura likely sustained minor to moderate front damage. The above photo is of a vehicle similar to the one she was driving.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via

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