Britt Reid charged with DWI in crash that seriously injured 5-year-old girl

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Former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, has been charged with driving while intoxicated for a crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl.

The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced today that Reid has been charged with DWI, a class D felony with a potential prison sentence of one to seven years, according to 41 Action News in Kansas City.

Reid, who has a previous drunk driving conviction, acknowledged to police he had been drinking before he slammed into a car that had pulled over to assist another car that had broken down. Prosecutors say their analysis concluded that Reid was driving 83.9 mph and that he had a blood alcohol concentration of .113. Prosecutors also say Reid had “prior alcohol contacts in Pennsylvania and Arizona.” Reid’s previous drunk driving conviction in Pennsylvania had been well documented, but there was no previous reporting of any incident with Reid in Arizona.

Ariel Young, the 5-year-old girl in the car, suffered what her family described as permanent brain injuries, although recently the family has said Young is slowly but surely getting better.

The crash happened just days before the Super Bowl and resulted in Reid, then the Chiefs’ outside linebackers coach, not joining the team for the game. The Chiefs have since said he is no longer employed by the team.

42 responses to “Britt Reid charged with DWI in crash that seriously injured 5-year-old girl

  1. That’s it? Seems kind of light given the injuries to the little girl and his previous conviction.

  2. he needs to be punished to the full extent of the law, never drive again and be financially responsible to this girl for the rest of his life

  3. I know the wheels of justice move slowly but this took way too long and there should be an investigation as to why. If that were you or me, we would have been in jail that night.

  4. The fact he freely told they cops he’d been drinking and taking pills makes you wonder how often he’d been in similar situations and just allowed to go on his way.

  5. Just the DUI? No vehicular assault on top of that? Somebody’s got a really good lawyer.

  6. Give him the seven years. And the girl’s father should also be allowed in an empty room with Britt Reid for 15 minutes.

  7. It’s time to treat DUI/DWI like the attempted manslaughter it is. Prison time to match.

  8. Unfortunately, His lawyers will work this down considerably. Absolutely should never drive again, should have to do lots of community service and addiction programs. NFL should also suspend him.

  9. It seems there must be additional charges pending right? They are saying he was DUI, and speeding when injured people.

  10. He should also be required to spend time with the injured girl to realize the damage his horrible decision has caused. Repeat offender. I am sick of reading this everyday in the news. Somewhere, someday someone’s life is destroyed by the insanity of another’s horrible choices.

  11. The average American drinks 18 drinks a week. That’s ridiculous. Alcohol abuse is a big problem in this country.

  12. Sure, he should go to jail, but the real question is how long did Andy Reid and the Chiefs organization know he was drinking on the job; because the crash site was not in proximity to a bar, but on Britt’s way home from team facilities. This situation doesn’t come to fruition without enablers. I want to know why these people enabled his behavior. They should face repercussions too.

  13. Most convictions for vehicular manslaughter don’t get 7 years prison. So those that are screaming for that can just forget it.

  14. That’s all? He should be charged with vehicular injury or even attempted manslaughter. He’s a repeat offender for DWI. The second should come with a mandatory 10 year prison sentence and punitive damages aside from the expected civil proceeding.

  15. I Live In Field Goal Range says:
    April 12, 2021 at 2:41 pm
    He should also be required to spend time with the injured girl to realize the damage his horrible decision has caused.
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    I wouldn’t want this guy to look in the direction of my child, let alone speak to her.

  16. I think we should all be thankful that the young girl is slowly but surely improving. The drink drive process will take care of itself.

  17. As someone with a prior, I was EXTREMELY fortunate to walk away from the incident without any damages or harm to others, etc, and consider it the best thing to ever happen to me as far as a learning lesson. In the day and age of Uber/Lyft AND having a prior, Britt Reid is absolute scum, as he should simply know better. He clearly hasn’t learned his lesson in the past, what makes us think he will in the future?

  18. Not his first offense. He should have went to jail for this. Something is better than nothing though.

  19. A normal person would have gotten 3 years with 5 probation for attempted man slaughter at that high of a dui percentage

  20. Now we wait for an answer to a key question: Where was Britt Reid drinking? Was he at a bar/restaurant? Or was he at the Chiefs facility? If it was the latter, then the Chiefs organization has a lot of questions to answer.

  21. The punishment doesn’t fit this crime. He ruined a 5 year-old’s life with his stupid decisions. Who knows how many times he did this before and just got lucky?

  22. The average American does not drink 18 drinks a week. I’d guess more like 4, at most. For all the alcoholics there far more that don’t drink at all.

  23. springfield says:
    April 12, 2021 at 3:45 pm
    The average American does not drink 18 drinks a week. I’d guess more like 4, at most. For all the alcoholics there far more that don’t drink at all.

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    Maybe you don’t get out enough. 15 or so drinks a week is not a lot.

  24. supercharger says:
    April 12, 2021 at 2:45 pm
    The average American drinks 18 drinks a week. That’s ridiculous. Alcohol abuse is a big problem in this country.

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    I don’t drink at all. That implies there is some other guy out there drink 36 drinks per seek just to maintain the “average”.

  25. I’m glad the victim is doing better, but she’ll be dealing with this for the rest of her life. I hope the judge throws the book at him.

  26. He was charged with FELONY DUI “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed.” Maximum prison time is 7 years. I doubt he spends a day in prison though.

  27. Come on, does anyone really think that he will do any time? Look who his dad is. A Super Bowl winning coach. There is no way that he will do any serious time. This isn’t the first time that he has been in trouble with the law. Leave it up to daddy to get him out of it.

  28. I’m by no means defending Reid here, but those of you looking for a harsher result? Please bear in mind that he was charged with the most severe crime that he could have been based on what happened. Nobody died and he stayed at the scene. While that may not seem like a big deal in real world terms, in criminal law it means everything. He was literally charged with the most severe crimes they could get under the law. That was right from the linked article. The solution for wanting a more severe crime and harsher punishment is to get the law changed for the next drunk who does this.

  29. Reid’s kids sure have had issues with substance abuse. I suspect the absentee dad thing caused by being a head NFL coach didn’t help.

  30. You think he will get convicted? especially after what 12 weeks delays in brining charges? KC prosecuting office doesn’t want to convict this clown, just going through the motions to make it seem they are doing the right thing–sham show

  31. Just here to offer prayers to the little girl and her family. Even if he gets seven years, her suffering will go on far beyond that.

  32. cma1973 says:
    April 12, 2021 at 2:23 pm
    I know the wheels of justice move slowly but this took way too long and there should be an investigation as to why. If that were you or me, we would have been in jail that night.
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    Doesn’t one word explain everything one needs to know?

    Daddy!

  33. He should also be required to spend time with the injured girl to realize the damage his horrible decision has caused.
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    I wouldn’t want this guy to look in the direction of my child, let alone speak to her.
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    Yeah, forcing victims to spend time with their assailants isn’t the way to go. Also, guys like this frequently have zero empathy for others. There’ll eventually be an interview where we hear how tough its been on him to be away from coaching, making it sound like he was some sort of victim.

  34. Strangely enough Missouri recently changed DWI from a Class C to a Class D felony – meaning there are lower sentences for it. Way to protect your citizens Missouri legislature!

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