SEATTLE, April 12 (UPI) -- A Seattle-area man facing several charges after an alleged drunken driving crash has a criminal past that includes murder, prosecutors say.
The Seattle City Attorney's Office wanted a high bail set for Daniel Piggee, 40, and Kimberly Mills, a spokeswoman for the office, said he was released Sunday on $10,000 bail set by a municipal judge, The Seattle Times reported. Municipal prosecutors also said he should be banned from seeing his children, who were in the car at the time of the crash.
Piggee, a Skyway resident, was arrested Wednesday a block from the crash scene. He was allegedly at the wheel of a BMW that flipped over after hitting a parked car.
Witnesses said he got out of the car, grabbed two children and ran. Sarah Mitchell told KOMO-TV he "swung both of them on his shoulders like sacks of potatoes."
Police said they smelled alcohol on his breath. He faces charges, including drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless endangerment and driving with a suspended license.
Piggee was released from prison in 2005 after serving a sentence for shooting a woman dead outside a high school when he was 18. Prosecutors said he began getting into trouble when he was 10.