Glenn E. Rice
The Kansas Metropolis Star
Britt Reid, the previous Kansas Metropolis Chiefs assistant coach, is predicted to plead responsible Monday to felony driving whereas intoxicated and inflicting a 2021 multi-vehicle crash that severely injured a 5-year-old youngster passenger in a separate automobile.
In admitting his guilt, Reid, 37, would doubtless keep away from a felony trial that was scheduled to start Sept. 26 on the Jackson County Circuit Courtroom in downtown Kansas Metropolis. He may withstand seven years in jail.
A courtroom entry Tuesday confirmed that Reid was scheduled to enter the plea Monday.
The crash occurred Feb. 4, 2021. Reid’s pickup truck struck two automobiles on the aspect of an entrance ramp alongside Interstate 435, close to the crew’s apply facility, prosecutors alleged. The crash injured two kids, together with Ariel Younger, who suffered traumatic mind harm.
Reid, who’s the son of head coach Andy Reid, was driving 83 mph two seconds earlier than the collision. Prosecutors stated Reid had a serum blood alcohol content material of 0.113 about two hours after the crash. The authorized restrict is 0.08, in keeping with Missouri legislation.
After the crash, a Kansas Metropolis police officer observed that Reid’s eyes have been “bloodshot and crimson,” in keeping with prosecutors. Reid confessed to the officer on the scene that he had been ingesting and had “two to a few drinks.”
Reid suffered a groin harm and underwent emergency surgical procedure after being rushed to a close-by hospital.
In November, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Ariel’s household reached a confidential monetary settlement to cowl her ongoing medical therapy and different bills.
Ariel sustained a traumatic mind harm that included swelling and bleeding. The crash left her hospitalized in important situation for an prolonged interval. She was in a coma for 11 days and launched from the hospital on April 2, 2021.
The crash occurred three days earlier than the Chiefs misplaced to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within the Tremendous Bowl. Andy Reid and different crew leaders stated after the sport that the crash had no impression on the crew’s efficiency.
Prosecutors alleged Reid’s automobile struck a Chevrolet Impala, which he stated he didn’t see as a result of its lights have been off. Reid stated he continued south on the interstate and his automobile then rear-ended a Chevy Traverse at 67.7 mph, courtroom paperwork present. He known as 911 moments later, in keeping with courtroom paperwork.
Ariel’s mom, Felicia Miller, had arrived to assist her cousin, whose Impala had run out of fuel and stalled. Miller stated she received again into the motive force’s seat of her Traverse and seemed within the rear view mirror when she noticed the headlights of an approaching automobile.
Reid advised an preliminary responding officer that he “was trying over his left shoulder to judge visitors so he may merge,” in keeping with prosecutors.
The impression of the rear-end crash momentarily knocked Miller unconscious after the airbag struck her and broke her seat. When she woke, Miller known as for her kids. She discovered Ariel within the Traverse underneath the third seat that had folded over.
Ariel was unresponsive. An ambulance arrived on the scene and rushed the lady to Youngsters’s Mercy Hospital.
On the time felony expenses have been filed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker stated that Reid didn’t obtain any favorable therapy from Kansas Metropolis police or her workplace.
Baker stated the modifications in Missouri’s DWI legal guidelines restricted the variety of expenses that the prosecutor’s workplace may pursue, given the proof within the case.
Through the listening to on Monday, Circuit Courtroom Decide Charles H. McKenzie is predicted set a date for the sentencing. Reid would stay free on bond.