Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid’s sentenced commuted, reduced to house arrest

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid’s sentenced commuted, reduced to house arrest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has commuted the sentence for former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid on Friday.

Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, pleaded guilty in 2022 to driving while intoxicated, resulting in a crash that seriously injured then-5-year-old Ariel Young.

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He was then sentenced to three years in prison. But Parson’s move Friday means Reid’s sentence has been reduced.

The governor’s office said Reid will be released, and he will serve the remainder of his sentence, until Oct. 31, 2025, under house arrest.

“Reid has completed his alcohol abuse treatment program and has served more prison time than most individuals convicted of similar offenses,” Parson’s office said in a statement.

Reid will be required to meet with a probation officer weekly, attend behavioral counseling and meetings with a peer support sponsor, and fulfill 30 hours of work a week and 10 hours of community service per month.

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Court documents show Reid was intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .113 and driving about 84 mph at the time of the crash near Arrowhead Stadium in February 2021. The speed limit in that area is 65 mph. Reid hit two parked vehicles on the on-ramp to Interstate 435.

Ariel Young, who was 5 years old at the time of the crash, suffered a traumatic brain injury in the wreck.

Picture of Ariel Young
Picture of Ariel Young

“We saw car after car drive by,” Young’s mother wrote in a victim impact statement. “Not a single other car hit us. Britt Reid did.”

Young’s family disagreed with Reid’s plea deal. Her mother said she wanted Reid to be sentenced to the maximum of seven years.

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“Where was he when we were in hell? He wasn’t in jail,” Young’s mother wrote.

For his part, Britt Reid told the judge: “I regret what I did. I made a huge mistake. I apologize to the family. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody that night.”

The Kansas City Chiefs and Young’s family reached a deal for a comprehensive care plan. The deal will provide long-term medical care and financial stability for her.

This is a developing story. FOX4 will update as we confirm more information.

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