Hope Elder never drives a car again.
California Highway Patrol officers say that on the evening of the crash, Elder’s Cadillac SUV swerved into an opposing lane of Sloat Road in Pebble Beach. The Cadillac crashed into a 2005 Ford. LaRone and Daly died at the scene. The women were well known locally as former owners of a Pacific Grove pet store.
He was arrested at the scene by CHP officers and released on $430,000 bail.
Elder is charged with two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, plus a special enhancement of causing great bodily injury to his passenger, 20-year-old Selvia Gattas.