Former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid pleaded responsible Monday to felony driving while intoxicated leading to severe bodily damage stemming from a 2021 crash, which occurred when his pickup truck struck two stopped vehicles on an interstate entrance ramp and significantly injured a 5-year-old lady.

Reid, the 37-year-old son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, had been scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 26. Britt Reid had confronted as much as seven years in jail, however the plea deal means he now faces a potential sentence of as much as 4 years in jail. He entered his plea in Jackson County Circuit Court docket in Kansas Metropolis. Sentencing is about for Oct. 28.

Then-Chiefs linebackers coach Britt Reid talks to the media in January 2020.
Then-Chiefs linebackers coach Britt Reid talks to the media in January 2020.

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Whereas questioning Reid to substantiate that he understood the plea deal, Circuit Decide Charles McKenzie mentioned Reid additionally might serve a brief time frame in jail after which be positioned on probation if he qualifies for good habits.

Investigators mentioned Reid was intoxicated and driving about 84 mph (135 kph) when his Dodge truck hit the vehicles on an entrance ramp to Interstate 435 close to Arrowhead Stadium on Feb. 4, 2021.

A lady inside one of many vehicles, Ariel Younger, suffered a traumatic mind damage. Six individuals, together with Reid, have been injured within the crash.

In court docket Monday, Reid acknowledged he was ingesting on the evening of the crash.

“I actually remorse what I did,” Reid mentioned. “I made an enormous mistake. I apologize to the household. I didn’t imply to harm anybody.”

Tom Porto, an lawyer representing Ariel’s household, mentioned they opposed the plea deal.

“The 5 victims of this crime are outraged the prosecuting lawyer isn’t looking for most sentence allowable by legislation,” Porto mentioned. “The defendant is a previous offender whose actions brought about a 5-year-old lady to be in a coma and significantly injured three others.”

A Kansas Metropolis police officer who arrived on the scene of the crash reported he might scent alcohol and that Reid’s eyes have been bloodshot, based on court docket paperwork. Reid had a blood-alcohol stage of 0.113 two hours after the crash, police mentioned. The authorized restrict is 0.08.

One of many autos he hit had stalled due to a lifeless battery and the second was owned by Ariel’s mom, who had arrived to assist.

In court docket Monday, Reid acknowledged he was ingesting on the evening of the crash.

“I actually remorse what I did,” Reid mentioned. “I made an enormous mistake. I apologize to the household. I didn’t imply to harm anybody.”

Tom Porto, an lawyer representing Ariel’s household, mentioned they opposed the plea deal.

“The 5 victims of this crime are outraged the prosecuting lawyer isn’t looking for most sentence allowable by legislation,” Porto mentioned. “The defendant is a previous offender whose actions brought about a 5-year-old lady to be in a coma and significantly injured three others.”

The Chiefs reached a confidential agreement with Ariel’s household in November to pay for her ongoing medical therapy and different bills.

Reid underwent emergency surgical procedure for a groin damage after the crash. The Chiefs positioned Reid on administrative depart and his job with the workforce ended after his contract was allowed to run out.

This isn’t the primary authorized difficulty for Reid, who graduated from a drug therapy program in Pennsylvania in 2009 after a collection of run-ins with legislation enforcement. His father was coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on the time.

Britt Reid’s older brother, Garrett, served a two-year sentence in a Pennsylvania state drug program after he was arrested on drug-related expenses. Garrett Reid was found dead in August 2012 in his dorm room at Lehigh College, the place he was helping on the Eagles’ coaching camp. A coroner dominated that he died of an accidental heroin overdose.

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