Former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with felony DWI

Barry Werner
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Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with felony DWI as a result of a crash in early February that left a young girl in critical condition with a brain injury.

The Jackson County (Missouri) Prosecutor’s Office made the announcement.

Reid was expected to surrender to authorities Monday, and the prosecutor’s office requested a $100,000 bond and Reid to be placed on GPS and alcohol monitoring.

Authorities said Reid’s BAC — Blood Alcohol Concentration– was .113 roughly two hours after the crash, which occurred Feb. 4.

Class D felony DWI faces a potential punishment of a maximum seven years in prison.

Per Kansascity.com:

The crash happened when the former linebackers coach and son of head coach Andy Reid struck two cars on the side of an entrance ramp along Interstate 435, near the team’s practice facility.

He was driving over 83 mph two seconds before his vehicle slammed into the other vehicles, prosecutors said Monday.

The crash injured two young children, including 5-year-old Ariel Young, who suffered a traumatic brain injury. She was released from the hospital on April 2 and is being treated at her home. Ariel is unable to talk or walk and is being fed through a feeding tube. She suffered a parietal fracture, brain contusions and subdural hematoma, according to prosecutors.

“The hope is that being in a familiar setting will trigger parts of her brain that have not woken up yet,” the family’s attorney, Tom Porto said. “Undoubtedly, her recovery process will continue for a long time, if not indefinitely. It’s heartbreaking and we are not sure what the future holds.”

The Chiefs released a statement: “The Kansas City Chiefs organization remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident. 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.”

The Gofundme for Ariel, the 5-year-old injured in the crash, is ongoing and has reached $544,000.