Britt Reid pleads not guilty to DWI, is allowed to drive on bond
A judge ruled Monday that Britt Reid can drive — with conditions — on the day the former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a February accident that critically injured a young girl.
Reid awaits trial on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated after he crashed into two cars on an entrance ramp along Interstate 435 in Kansas City on Feb. 4. The wreck left Ariel Young, 5, with a traumatic brain injury.
Jackson County Judge Jessica Agnelly modified Reid’s bond that will allow the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid to drive with an interlock device, which has to be blown into before a car will start. If alcohol is detected, the car won’t start. Agnelly said the no-driving condition was mistakenly added to the conditions of Reid’s bond.
Reid waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He was charged on April 12. If convicted of the Class D felony, Reid could be sentenced up to seven years in prison.
Kansas City prosecutors say Reid had a blood alcohol concentration of .113 from a sample taken two hours after he barreled into a disabled vehicle on I-435. Reid was driving 83.9 miles per hour — in a posted 65 — 1.9 seconds before slamming into the vehicle, per the probable cause statement form.
Reid “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed,” Jackson County (Missouri) prosecutors said in the filing.
Reid suffered blunt force trauma to his groin in the accident which required emergency surgery, per the filing.
He was initially placed on administrative leave by the Chiefs before the organization decided against renewing his contract. He’s no longer with the team.
–Field Level Media