Former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid pleads guilty to felony DWI charge

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In a Kansas City, Mo, court Monday, former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid pleaded guilty to a felony DWI charge that resulted from a February 2021 accident that left a 5-year-old girl with serious injuries.

A girl inside one of the cars, Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Six people, including Reid, were injured in the crash.

“Britt Reid entered his plea of guilty this morning to the offense charged. Mr. Reid accepted responsibility for his actions,” Reid’s attorney. JR Hobbs said. “The Court accepted his plea of guilty and the plea agreement and ordered a sentencing report. Mr. Reid continues to be remorseful for his conduct and hopes that his plea brings some sense of justice to all he has affected. He will be preparing for his sentencing which will occur later in the fall.”

Reid, the 37-year-old son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, had been scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 26.

“I really regret what I did,” Britt Reid said. “I made a huge mistake. I apologize to the family. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”

Reid then turned and looked at Young’s family and said, “I didn’t mean to hurt anyone that night.”

He had faced up to seven years in prison, but the plea deal means he now faces a possible sentence ranging from probation to four years in prison. He entered his plea in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City. Sentencing is set for Oct. 28.

The Young family is against the plea deal. Young’s mother, Felicia Miller, told the judge her family was against the terms.

When the judge asked the family if they had anything to say, Miller said, “My family and I are opposed to the plea deal. I don’t think he should receive it.”

The attorney for the family released a statement, too.

“The five victims of this crime are outraged the prosecuting attorney is not seeking the maximum sentence allowable by law,” the family said in a statement through their attorney. “The defendant is a prior offender whose actions caused a 5-year-old girl to be in a coma and seriously injured three others.”

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire