Former Chiefs assistant coach and son of head coach Andy Reid, Britt Reid, faces up to seven years in prison after being charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated for his involvement in the car crash that left a 5-year-old seriously injured on Super Bowl weekend.
Via KSHB Kansas City
Former Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid has been charged with driving while intoxicated in connection with a Feb. 4 crash that left a 5-year-old girl with a brain injury.
The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Monday that Reid has been charged with DWI, a class D felony with a potential jail sentence of one to seven years. Prosecutors have requested a $100,000 bond.
Back in February, Reid, who is no longer employed by the team, crashed his truck into two vehicles near the Chiefs’ practice facility and reportedly admitted to police that he had consumed “two or three drinks” along with Adderall before the accident.
The girl has been hospitalized since the Feb. 4 crash, when police say Reid’s truck slammed into two vehicles on the side of a highway entrance ramp near Kansas City’s NFL training complex next to Arrowhead Stadium, injuring Ariel and another child inside one of the cars.
Reid is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and had been the team’s outside linebackers coach at the time of the crash. He was initially placed on administrative leave immediately following the crash, but is no longer employed by the team after his contract was not renewed in the days after the crash. He did not travel with the team to Tampa, Florida, for the Feb. 7 Super Bowl, which Kansas City lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Police have said Britt Reid admitted to investigators to having had “two or three drinks” along with prescribed Adderall before the crash.
Authorities have said they are still awaiting toxicology reports in the case, and no charges have been filed.