Britt Reid to plead guilty in DWI crash that severely injured young girl, could face up to 7 years in jail
'Reid is sorry for his actions and hopes that his plea brings some sense of justice to all those he affected,' his lawyer said
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Britt Reid, the former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach, will plead guilty to a felony DWI charge stemming from his 2021 car crash that severely injured a young girl, his lawyer announced Tuesday.
Reid, who is also the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a fateful crash injuring two children, one of whom had suffered life-threatening injuries. According to multiple reports, court records state Reid will plead guilty on September 12 and faces up to seven years in prison.
“Mr Reid is sorry for his actions and hopes that his plea brings some sense of justice to all those he affected,” Reid’s lawyer JR Hobbs said in a statement. Reid, 37, was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol when his Ram pickup truck crashed into two vehicles near Arrowhead Stadium on February 4, 2021. When a car ran out of gas on the on-ramp, a second car arrived and parked on the on-ramp before approaching to help. The second car had a 5-year-old and a 4-year-old child in the back seat. After a while, a third car, reportedly being driven by Reid, speeded up and struck the left front of the first vehicle and then the rear end of the second vehicle. The accident injured the two children and left 5-year-old Ariel Young with a traumatic brain injury and caused non-life-threating injuries to the 4-year-old.
“Mr Reid sincerely apologizes to A.Y. and her family, and to his own family,” Hobbs said. “He also extends his deep apologies to the Hunt family, the Chiefs organization and Chiefs Kingdom.” Court documents say Reid measured a 0.113 blood alcohol level and was driving 83 miles per hour 1.9 seconds before the crash. Reid later confessed that he had two to three drinks before driving and also took a prescription Adderall. Reid, who originally pleaded not guilty back in April, was set to see his criminal trial begin on September 26 but will likely avoid that now. The crash happened three days before the Chiefs lost to the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. Reid was a coach with the Chiefs from 2013 to 2020. His contract was not renewed after the 2020 season.