ANNANDALE, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Annandale man accused of leaving his girlfriend’s toddler in a hot car to die is out on bond.
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Daiquan Fields is a six time felon with a long rap sheet, including drugs and grand larceny that landed him behind bars for four years.
According to court records, Fields has been repeatedly caught driving with a suspended license since 2014. The most recent violation was just last month. He was a no show at all of the court hearings.
Prosecutors argued against bond for that reason but the judge granted bond at $50,000. The judge said if he obeyed the law the little girl would be alive. “His traffic record has no bearing on this case,” said his defense attorney Dontae Bugg.
According to police, there was a change in routine when Field’s dropped off his girlfriend’s three kids at school last week. The teenagers were first, but he never drove to daycare. Instead, police say he returned home and the 2-year-old little girl was left strapped in her car seat for seven hours on a 70 degree day.
According to sources, Fields told police he had a beer with lunch and now there are questions of alleged marijuana use. “There’s a lot of information we don’t have yet,” explained his attorney, “we are waiting on toxicology results, the cause and time of death and that could change the path of this case.”
As a condition of release, Fields is ordered not to drive and submit to a drug test twice a week. The judge said on the bench, “We can all agree this was a tragedy, we may not all agree this was an accident.” Fields is back in court June 7th.