Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach, Britt Reid, is expected to enter a guilty plea to felony charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) on Sept. 12. The particular incident caused a multi-vehicle crash in 2021, severely injuring a 5-year-old in the collision. Should Reid admit his guilt, this would decrease the likelihood of a criminal trial that has been set to begin on Sept 26. The 37-year-old son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid originally pleaded not guilty to the charges back in June and remains free on bond.

According to The Kansas City Star, Reid will likely face up to seven years in prison. Reid’s attorney said that his client deeply regrets his actions, giving his hopes and prayers for the recovery of 5-year-old Ariel Young and all of the affected families. 

“He also extends his deep apologies to the Hunt family, the Chiefs organization and Chiefs Kingdom. Mr. Reid is sorry for his actions and hopes that his plea brings some sense of justice to all those he affected,” his lawyer, J.R. Hobbs said. 

The fateful crash took place on Feb 4, 2021, when Reid’s pick-up truck smashed into two vehicles on the side of an entrance ramp near the Chief’s practice facility. The crash injured two children, one of whom was Ariel Young, who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Court records show Reid was driving at 83 mph, or 133 kph, about two seconds before the collision. Blood test results showed Reid had an alcohol content of 0.113 two hours after the incident, with the legal limit only at 0.08 in Missouri law. A Kansas police officer noticed Reid had “bloodshot and red” eyes after the crash with Reid confessing to the officer that he had “two or three drinks” before driving. Reid also suffered an injury to the groin that needed emergency surgery.

In November, Young’s family and the Kansas Chiefs reached a confidential financial agreement to cover her ongoing medical treatment and other expenses. The child victim spent 11 days in a coma and was released from the hospital on April 2, 2021. Tom Porto, the victims’ attorney says that his clients expressed their relief that Reid chose to plead guilty, and are hopeful that he will serve the maximum sentence permitted by the law.    

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