Britt Reid charged with DWI in car crash that critically injured 5-year-old girl
Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated for his involvement in a car crash earlier this year that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured.
The Jackson County (Missouri) Prosecutor's Office filed the class D felony charge Monday, stating that Reid "operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed."
If convicted, Reid would face a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
Reid, the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, surrendered to Kansas City police Monday afternoon and was released after posting $100,000 bond. As part of his bond release, Reid was ordered to not consume alcohol or visit any establishment where alcohol is the primary item sold. He also must report to a dependency services clinic for pretrial supervision, is subject to random drug testing and must use alcohol and GPS monitoring devices
According to a partially redacted crash report, Reid's vehicle struck two cars shortly after 9 p.m. on Feb. 4, hitting two vehicles on the side of a highway entrance ramp, injuring five-year-old Ariel Young, among others. He was driving more than 83 mph two seconds before his vehicle slammed into the other vehicles, prosecutors said on Monday.
The accident occurred just three days before Super Bowl LV. Reid did not travel with the team to Tampa.
Young remained hospitalized as of March 27, per Kansas City's KSHB-TV.
"The Kansas City Chiefs organization remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident," the team said in a statement on Monday. "Our prayers are focused on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the family’s designated representative during this challenging time.”
According to a search warrant obtained by Kansas City's 41 Action News, Reid, 35, told a Kansas City Police Department officer at the scene that he had two to three drinks, 안전토토사이트 along with prescribed Adderall, before the crash.
Last month, an attorney representing the Young family told Good Morning America, "Likely she has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She's not walking."
Reid had been the team's outside linebackers coach at the time of the crash. He was initially placed on administrative leave following the accident but is no longer employed by the team after his contract was not renewed.