Britt Reid Car Accident: Britt Reid, a former assistant coach with the Kansas City Chiefs, pleaded guilty to driving while drunk on Monday in connection with an incident last year that left a 5-year-old child with a brain injury.
In a three-vehicle collision on February 4, 2021, Ariel Young sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, a parietal fracture, brain contusions, and subdural hematomas. Authorities determined that she and another kid were in a disabled vehicle on Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Missouri, when Reid’s Dodge Ram – traveling at 84 mph less than two seconds prior to contact – struck the vehicle, sending both children to the hospital.
According to a post-accident test, Reid’s blood alcohol level was.113, which is more than 40% higher than Missouri’s legal limit. By the terms of the plea deal, Reid might be sentenced to as little as one year in jail. If a jury had found him guilty, Reid would have faced a maximum sentence of seven years in jail.
The Chiefs and Ariel’s family settled on a financial plan in November, with the team promising Ariel “world-class medical treatment and long-term financial stability for the remainder of her life.”
After losing Super Bowl LV in February 2021, the Chiefs decided not to renew Reid’s contract. On October 28, he’ll be given his sentence.
Britt Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, pleaded guilty to felony DWI last month in a courtroom in downtown Kansas City. The accident he caused seriously injured multiple people, including a 5-year-old girl named Ariel Young, who is still fighting for her life.
As part of the procedure, Reid stood and, under oath, responded to J.R.’s inquiries. Hobbs, revealing publicly for the first time his whereabouts before the incident.
“On February 4th, 2021, were you present at Arrowhead Stadium?” Hobbs asked.
“Yes, sir,” Reid answered.
“Was there a point in time when you began driving home around 9 p.m.?” Hobbs asked.
“Yes,” Reid answered.
The only thing that was known about the incident up until the transcript’s publication was that it happened close to the team facility and Arrowhead Stadium.
According to Reid’s sentencing brief, which was submitted last Friday, “Mr. Reid left his place of employment, Arrowhead Stadium in Jackson County, around 9 p.m. on February 4, 2021, and started driving home.”
According to a different section, Reid “acknowledges operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol as he attempted to… return home from his business.”
According to Yahoo Sports, the collision site was roughly half a mile from the team’s offices and on a route that Reid would naturally follow to get to his Overland Park, Kansas, home. According to reports, there are no pubs or eateries on the road. The NFL’s 20202 COVID-19 protocols at the time prevented Reid from going to these places.
Reid was facing up to seven years in prison at first, but he is now expected to get a four-year sentence on Friday.
The young family is “outraged” at the plea offer, according to Tom Porto, a lawyer who represents them. The Young family is anticipated to request a longer punishment from the judge.