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Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid to enter plea in car crash

The son of head coach Andy Reid is expected to plead guilty to felony driving while intoxicated causing serious injury after a 2021 crash that seriously injured a young girl.
 
Britt Reid is expected to plead guilty to felony driving while intoxicated causing serious injury, Jackson County (Missouri) Circuit Court records show.
Britt Reid is expected to plead guilty to felony driving while intoxicated causing serious injury, Jackson County (Missouri) Circuit Court records show. [ TAMMY LJUNGBLAD | The Kansas City Star ]
Published Sept. 7, 2022|Updated Sept. 7, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is scheduled to enter a plea on Monday to felony driving while intoxicated causing serious injury after a 2021 car crash that seriously injured a young girl.

Reid, son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, is expected to plead guilty, Jackson County (Missouri) Circuit Court records show. He was scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 26.

He faces up to seven years in prison, The Kansas City Star reported.

Police said Reid was intoxicated and speeding when he hit two parked cars on an entrance ramp near Arrowhead Stadium on February 4, 2021, three days before the Chiefs played the Bucs in Super Bowl 55. A girl in one of the cars, Ariel Young, who was 5 at the time, suffered a traumatic brain injury.

One of the vehicles he hit had stalled because of a dead battery and the second was owned by Ariel’s mother, who had arrived to help, according to charging documents.

Court records show Reid was driving about 84 mph shortly before the collision and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.113 two hours after the crash, police said. The legal limit is 0.08.

Reid, who underwent emergency surgery for a groin injury after the crash, was placed on administrative leave. His job with the team ended after the Chiefs allowed his contract to expire.

The Chiefs in November reached a confidential agreement with Ariel’s family to pay her ongoing medical treatment and other expenses.

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