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April trial date set for ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid

The trial of former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, who is facing a felony driving while intoxicated charge, is scheduled for April 18.

The date was set Thursday morning at a virtual hearing. Reid and his attorney, J.R. Hobbs, participated by videoconference.

The charges stem from a Feb. 4 incident, when Reid is alleged to have been driving drunk when he hit two cars that were stopped on the side of an entrance ramp to Interstate 435. The wreck left a 5-year-old girl with a traumatic brain injury, and injured another child.

If convicted of the Class D felony, Reid, 36, could be sentenced up to seven years in prison. He is the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who hired him to coach linebackers.

Charges were filed April 12. He entered a not guilty plea.

Kansas City prosecutors say Reid had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.113 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 mph zone — 1.9 seconds before slamming into the vehicle, per the probable cause statement form made public earlier this year.

Reid suffered blunt force trauma to his groin in the accident, which required emergency surgery, per the filing.

He initially was placed on administrative leave by the Chiefs before the organization decided against renewing his contract.

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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.

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Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with felony DWI

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with felony DWI for the February accident that left a 5-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries.

If convicted of the Class D felony, Reid could be sentenced up to seven years in prison.

Reid, 35, is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. He was expected to turn himself in and be booked later Monday. Prosecutors have requested $100,000 bond and GPS and alcohol monitoring of Reid.

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.

Ariel Young, 5, was critically injured in the Feb. 4 wreck.

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

An attorney for the family of Young said the young girl was released from the hospital and went home on April 2.

“The charge is absolutely appropriate under the circumstances,” attorney Tom Porto said in a statement. “Ariel will have to endure the consequences of this crash for the rest of her life. … As of right now, she still cannot walk or talk and depends on a feeding tube for basic nutrition.”

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.

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Attorney: Girl injured in Britt Reid crash awake, not talking

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The attorney for the family of a girl severely injured in the accident involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid said Tuesday the 5-year-old likely has permanent brain damage and is not walking or talking.

During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program, lawyer Tom Porto said Ariel Young is awake but not speaking nearly a month after the “serious life-altering event.” She suffered life-threatening injuries and continues to fight for her life, Porto said.

“She’s awake, which is a huge development,” Porto said on the morning show. “She likely has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She’s not walking — it’s a sad, sad, sad story.”

Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, told police he had two to three drinks prior to the crash on Feb. 4, three days before the team played in the Super Bowl in Tampa.

Reid acknowledged to police he was driving the Dodge Ram truck that struck a Chevrolet Traverse that had arrived to assist the driver of a Chevrolet Impala that had run out of gas. Reid’s vehicle struck the Impala first before striking the Traverse, injuring Ariel and a 4-year-old, both of whom were in the backseat of the Traverse.

Britt Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and the officer smelled “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages,” according to a police officer statement.

In addition to the drinks, Reid reportedly told the police that he took prescription Adderall.

No charges have been filed against Britt Reid, who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance in 2008.

“We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive,” Porto said on GMA. “We don’t have the toxicology back, I don’t know what it is going to be. What I do know are the statements that he made to police that night. If you have two or three drinks, and then you get behind the wheel of a car, you are likely over the legal limit.”

Britt Reid is no longer employed by the Chiefs. He was the team’s outside linebackers coach, but his contract was not renewed.

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Chiefs assistant coach placed on administrative leave

The Kansas City Chiefs placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, on administrative leave on Tuesday amid an investigation into a traffic crash that hurt two children and left one with life-threatening injuries.

Britt Reid, 35, was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday on the side of a highway entrance ramp near the team’s training complex next to Arrowhead Stadium.

Britt Reid, who has been on his father’s staff since Andy Reid arrived ahead of the 2013 season, did not travel with the team to the Super Bowl in Tampa.

Britt Reid acknowledged to police he was driving his Dodge Ram truck that struck a Chevrolet Traverse that had arrived to assist a Chevrolet Impala that had run out of gas, according to reports.

Reid’s vehicle struck the Impala first before striking the Traverse, injuring a 5-year-old, whom the Chiefs identified as Ariel Young, and a 4-year-old, both of whom were in the backseat of the Traverse. Young suffered life-threatening injuries and the 4-year-old did not, though both were transported to a local hospital.

“We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested,” the Chiefs said in a statement Tuesday. “Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family. We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.”

Britt Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and that the officer smelled “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages,” according to a police officer statement obtained by multiple media outlets.

According to the search warrant filed after the accident, Reid reportedly told the officer he had two to three drinks and that he also took prescription Adderall.

Andy Reid said Britt Reid, who was taken to the hospital with stomach pain after the crash, underwent surgery but declined to comment further.

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MADD seeks meeting with Chiefs owner Clark Hunt

The local Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter has requested a meeting with Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt to discuss a crash involving outside linebackers coach Britt Reid that left two children injured on Thursday evening.

While Reid, son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, has not been charged in the case, multiple reports stated the younger Reid admitted to having two or three drinks before getting into his Dodge Ram truck on Thursday. He also takes the prescription drug Adderall.

Police said a Chevrolet Impala became disabled, and a family member driving a Chevrolet Traverse came to assist. As both vehicles were parked along the southbound ramp to Interstate 435 from Stadium Drive near Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Reid then allegedly struck both cars, leaving a 5-year-old critically injured and a 4-year-old with lesser injuries.

The investigation is continuing, but MADD is asking Hunt to discuss the matter. The organization and the Chiefs have partnered to teach rookies the dangers of drunk driving.

“This is a very difficult situation for MADD Missouri and Kansas as we have already received multiple calls from victims and community partners asking how we, as a victim services organization, are going to handle this situation, knowing the partnership we have,” wrote Meghan Carter, director of field operations for the group, in a letter published by The Kansas City Star.

“We are working to extend our services to the two young children and their families, as their journey from the horrific crash has only just begun. As is the case with every impaired driving crash, our focus is to support those who have been impacted, as well as take a stand to remind the community of the dangers of impaired driving and to always have a non-drinking designated driver.”

The letter continued: “I would like to meet with you to discuss in person our concerns, proposed steps going forward, and how MADD and the Kansas City Chiefs can work more effectively together with both the staff and the athletes to ensure this never happens again.”

Britt Reid, 35, is not with the Chiefs in Tampa, where they will meet the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV on Sunday night.

A GoFundMe page to benefit the 5-year-old, identified as Ariel, had raised more than $160,000 as of Sunday afternoon. The Kansas City Star reported that she was still hospitalized in critical condition with a brain injury.

Shortly after the crash, the Chiefs acknowledged Reid’s involvement.

“The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid. We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved,” the Chiefs said in a statement.

Kansas City television station KSHB reported Reid’s previous legal trouble.

In 2007, he pleaded guilty to charges of carrying an unlicensed firearm, simple assault, possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime in connection with incident in connection with a reported road-rage incident. That same year, he was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to one to six months but received credit for time served before being paroled a week later.

He also was fined more than $10,000 and ordered to enter a drug court program.

Andy Reid was hired as the Chiefs head coach before the 2013 season and brought his son with him.

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Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid involved in car accident in KC

Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, son of head coach Andy Reid, was hurt in a car accident that reportedly also injured two young children — one of them seriously — the team announced Friday.

The multi-car crash happened Thursday night on Interstate 435 in Kansas City, two days before the Chiefs were to leave for Tampa for Sunday’s Super Bowl LV against the Buccaneers.

“The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid. We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved,” the Chiefs said in a statement.

41 Action News KSHB, citing a Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) search warrant, reported Britt Reid is being investigated for driving while impaired. Per the report, Britt Reid told officers he had two to three drinks. His eyes were bloodshot and red, and a moderate odor of alcohol was also detected, per the report.

KSHB, citing a KCPD police report, said that Britt Reid’s pickup truck struck a Chevrolet Traverse that had arrived on the side of the highway to assist a Chevrolet Impala that had run out of gas.

According to the report, Britt Reid hit the Impala before hitting the Traverse, injuring a 5-year-old and a 4-year-old, both of whom were in the backseat of the Traverse. The 5-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries and the 4-year-old did not, per the report. Both children were transported to a local hospital.

Britt Reid suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital after complaining of stomach pain, per the report. A judge approved KCPD’s search warrant request to draw blood from Reid, per the report.

Britt Reid, 35, has worked on his father’s staff since Andy Reid arrived ahead of the 2013 season. Britt Reid is an assistant linebackers coach.

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