Former Chiefs coach Britt Reid charged with DWI in crash that critically injured 5-year-old girl
The former outside linebackers coach could face up to seven years in prison, per KSHB Kansas City:
The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Monday that Reid has been charged with DWI, a class D felony with a potential jail sentence of one to seven years. Prosecutors have requested a $100,000 bond.
Reid allegedly crashed his pickup truck into two cars near an entrance ramp from Stadium Drive to Interstate 435 just three days before the Chiefs were scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. The crash report shows Reid struck a Chevrolet Traverse SUV containing two child passengers, including 5-year-old Ariel Young.
Young had to be taken to the hospital with critical brain injuries and remained hospitalized until March 27.
A Kansas City Police officer explained he could smell the alcohol on Reid’s breath when he arrived at the scene, per KSHB:
According to a search warrant filed just before midnight Thursday, a KCPD officer said they could smell “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” and that Britt Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and red.
Britt Reid told the officer he’d had two to three drinks, according to the search warrant application. He also said said he took Adderall by prescription.
The Chiefs announced less than a week after the crash they would not be renewing Reid’s contract and that he was no longer with the organization.
This story is still developing.