Former Chiefs’ Assistant Coach Britt Reid Expected To Plead Guilty To Felony Driving While Intoxicated
Former Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Coach Britt Reid, who also happens to be the son of Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, is expected to plead guilty to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated, according to the Jackson County (Missouri) Circuit Court records. Reid was reportedly involved in a serious car crash in 2021 that left victim Ariel Young, who was 5-years-old at the time, severely injured. The injuries Young sustained include traumatic brain injury.
Reid suffered a groin injury as a result of the crash, which required emergency surgery. Reid faces up to seven years in prison for the felony charge, and is scheduled to stand trial on September 26th. Reid’s attorney J.R Hobbs issued a statement on Tuesday, stating how sincerely sorry his client is to everyone that has been affected by his actions.
“He sincerely regrets his conduct and hopes and prays for the continued recovery for A.Y. [Ariel Young]. Mr. Reid sincerely apologizes to A.Y. and her family, and to his own family. He also extends his deep apologies to the Hunt family, the Chiefs organization and Chiefs Kingdom. Mr. Reid is sorry for his actions and hopes that his plea brings some sense of justice to all those he affected.”
According to the police, the crash happened on an entrance ramp near Arrowhead Stadium in February 2021. Reid was allegedly intoxicated and speeding when he struck two parked vehicles. Reid’s speed was said to have been approximately 84 mph prior to the crash, and he allegedly possessed a blood alcohol level of 0.113 (legal limit is 0.08), two hours after the crash.
The Chiefs reached a confidential agreement with Young’s family back in November, agreeing to pay for her ongoing medical treatment as well as other expenses. Reid’s contract with the Chiefs expired after he was initially placed on administrative leave.
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