Britt Reid pleads not guilty to DWI charge

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Former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was in court Monday to enter a plea on the charge of driving while intoxicated he faces after crashing into two cars a couple of days before the Chiefs played in Super Bowl LV.

Reid entered a not guilty plea on the charge in a Kansas City courtroom. At the time he was charged, prosecutors said Reid, who is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was driving 83.9 mph and that he had a blood alcohol concentration of .113.

The judge in the case said Reid is allowed to drive while out on bond with a special interlock device installed in his car that prevents it from starting unless Reid has passed a breathalyzer test.

One of the cars that Reid crashed into had stopped on the side of an interstate entrance ramp and the other one had pulled over to assist in getting the other vehicle started. A five-year-old girl in one of the cars suffered a traumatic brain injury and spent months in the hospital before returning home.

Reid was placed on administrative leave after the crash and his contract expired earlier this year.

46 responses to “Britt Reid pleads not guilty to DWI charge

  1. First step is accepting responsibility for his actions and doing right by the little girl and her family. He needs to make that his lifelong priority along with working to beat his monsters. The judge should have take away his driver’s license and made community service mandatory eg. talk to school kids about the dangers of drinking irresponsibly and driving.

  2. I hope the prosecution presses its case, and should it look to be making progress towards a conviction that they will not then choose to accept any plea bargaining. He chose to plead not guilty. Now prove the case and push for a sentence commensurate with the damage the man has done to that little girl and family.

  3. He should plead guilty and hope for the best. Pulling this stunt will only make the judge and jury more upset and out for justice. Terrible advice.

  4. Absolute fool to not take ownership when this has been so publicized.

  5. Michael Asleson says:
    June 7, 2021 at 8:59 pm
    Absolute fool to not take ownership when this has been so publicized.

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    Chiefs think they are untouchable.

  6. Seriously? He blew a .11! Not guilt by reason of celebrity?

    Be man. Own what you did. Help those you hurt.

  7. If he gets probation instead of extended jail time there needs to be a serious protest.

  8. Keep your children in their car seats at all times while on the road. Ir can save brains and lives.

  9. A judge won’t even let you plead guilty at arraignment unless you have counsel and really, really, REALLY press the point. A plea of not guilty preserves your rights. It allows you to actually see the evidence against you (which you rarely get prior to arraignment). Our system makes the prosecution/state prove their case.
    That said, I’ve had one case where I did this – when the prosecution messed up and charged my client with a dui and not vehicular assault, oddly enough a similar situation as this one. The question remains why he is only charged with dui. It should be felony level vehicular assault for the injuries he caused.

  10. What happened to the idea of house arrest and impounding his vehicles?

    He should have to employ a driver for the rest of his life.

  11. For those that think this is about responsibility have no idea how the law works. You ALWAYS plead not guilty at first because they throw the book at you. This why you hire a lawyer.

  12. touchback6 says:
    June 7, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Chiefs think they are untouchable.

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    The Chiefs don’t think nor act like they are untouchable, you jealous fool. But the Patriots will NEVER beat Patrick Mahomes led Chiefs team again. Those days are gone forever.

    Britt Reid is gonna go through some things and he deserves everything he’s earned.

    You though, Mr Special Case – are gonna gnash your teeth when Mahomes’ Chiefs open a can of whoop a$$ on your team for the next decade.

  13. Nobody pleads guilty even if they are, get real people. Honesty has no place in the justice system.

  14. Seems like an easy case. Prosecutor should be able to pad the stats on this one.

  15. He has to plead not guilty so the state can be faced with a long drawn out circus trial. Then they have incentive to work out a deal to plead guilty to something lesser. That is the way the system works ladies and gentlemen. Love it or hate it, this is playing out in the expected manner.

  16. You’d have to be a moron to plead guilty. The wheels of justice move slowly

  17. So he’s allowed to drive while out on bond as long as he blows into a breathalyzer and he passes the test. What is in place to prevent him from using another vehicle or having someone blow into he device for him. Perhaps there is a camera attached or some type of device that identifies him as the person using the breathalyzer, but, this is not a problem to get around. The judge was rather lenient on him. Membership must have it’s privileges.

  18. I realize people are innocent until proven guilty, but he needs to own up to what happened. Now that family through a trial has to go through the trial causing more pain and grief. The punishment should be much more harsh now.

  19. This is literally standard for any DUI charge. Yes, the consequences of this one were terrible and highly publicized, but the law is law and they are going by the book on this one so far.

  20. It will be a true crime if this piece of garbage doesn’t have to serve significant prison time…

  21. Hopefully he get jail time. Nobody can disagree with that, he’s a 2 time offender.

  22. fartsmella says:
    June 8, 2021 at 6:09 am
    Where did he consume the booze?
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    Why? I think what you’re probably getting at, is he drank at the teams facility. And no, that does not make the team responsible for anything. It’s not like a bartender serving you well after it’s noticeable that you’re intoxicated.

  23. tugboatsoke says:
    June 7, 2021 at 9:41 pm
    A judge won’t even let you plead guilty at arraignment unless you have counsel and really, really, REALLY press the point. A plea of not guilty preserves your rights. It allows you to actually see the evidence against you (which you rarely get prior to arraignment). Our system makes the prosecution/state prove their case.
    That said, I’ve had one case where I did this – when the prosecution messed up and charged my client with a dui and not vehicular assault, oddly enough a similar situation as this one. The question remains why he is only charged with dui. It should be felony level vehicular assault for the injuries he caused.
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    As an Attorney, I would assume you’d know that the prosecution often holds back some charges until the complete investigation is done. And sometimes, they simply hold back multiple charges to either add on later, or to not lump all their eggs in one basket. Many of my cases have shown only a 1-2 count indictment for multiple violations.

  24. Chiefs are now cursed

    Chiefs think they are untouchable.

    Guess you guys missed the news that Brett doesn’t work for the Chiefs anymore. Not sure why you would think that the team is somehow guilty.

  25. If he gets off with community service or home monitoring, the system would be rigged. 10 years. Everyone makes mistakes. When that mistake injures someone, time to go away.

  26. Parking on a get on ramp is a recipe for disaster. People should think about the dangers of doing that.

  27. $100k fine for maiming a kid for life. For life. The kid is all of 5 years old. Tragic. He should not drive. Period. Ever.

  28. His lawyer will give him the typical dui defense challenge the results of the breath machine and the officer giving it he has money so they may bring in an expert nonsense really 99 percent of the time he will be found guilty

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    As an Attorney, I would assume you’d know that the prosecution often holds back some charges until the complete investigation is done. And sometimes, they simply hold back multiple charges to either add on later, or to not lump all their eggs in one basket. Many of my cases have shown only a 1-2 count indictment for multiple violations.
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    Prosecutors typically start high, and whittle down through plea bargaining. Additionally that approach makes no sense here. Starting with a gross misdemeanor means you’ll have to dismiss the case and then re-file in Superior Court (an entirely different court with different prosecutors) if you want to “add” those felony charges. He cannot resolve this case in the lower court (plea or trial) and then be charged with the felony as it’s stemming from the same incident. This should be a felony level charge in Superior Court and with amazing legal work perhaps he could simply plead guilty to dui. I don’t know the code in this State but I assume they have a crime for severely injuring someone when driving drunk. And no chance that’s a misdemeanor.

  30. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 1.5 million people were arrested in a given year for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That means that one out of every 121 licensed drivers were arrested for drunk driving. Those are the ones who got stopped and arrested. I am sure there are many among us that might have had an alcoholic beverage and gotten behind the wheel of a car when we shouldn’t have. There are laws in place and Reid will be punished within the confines of these laws. Civilly I am sure a suit has already been filed and the victim and her family will be well compensated as they should be. Any lawyer who allows his client to plead guilty at arraignment no matter how blatant the evidence is ..well they should not be a lawyer.

  31. jjackwagon says:
    June 8, 2021 at 9:15 am
    Chiefs are now cursed

    Chiefs think they are untouchable.

    Guess you guys missed the news that Brett doesn’t work for the Chiefs anymore. Not sure why you would think that the team is somehow guilty.

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    He admitted to police he was drinking before the crash. The crash happened on the interstate 1 exit down from the teams practice facility. He was drinking at the teams practice facility, so the team in somewhat responsible as well.

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