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KANSAS CITY, MO – Kansas City Chief Executive Britt Reid’s former assistant coach Britt Reid became charged with driving on Monday while intoxicated, resulting in serious bodily harm following an accident that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl.
The Jackson County Attorney’s Office said that shortly after the February 4 crash, Reid’s blood alcohol level was 0.113 above the legal limit of 0.08. He also drove about 84 mph in a 65 mph zone seconds before his truck hit two cars that stopped on an entrance ramp to Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium.
One of the vehicles had stopped because the battery was dead and the second belonged to a cousin who, according to the charging documents, had come to help.
A 5-year-old girl in the second car, Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Her family’s lawyer told The Kansas City Star Monday that she was released from the hospital on April 2 and is receiving treatment at her home. She cannot speak or walk and is fed through a feeding tube.
Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, could face up to seven years in prison if convicted. He was supposed to surrender to the police later on Wednesday. The prosecution applied for a $ 100,000 loan.
According to loading documents, Reid has told police that he has just left work and looked over his shoulder to see if he can get onto the freeway if he hits a blocked vehicle on the side of the road and then another Vehicle hits. Reid called 911 shortly after the crash, police said.
A Kansas City police officer who responded said he could smell alcohol and that Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and red, according to the records.
The Chiefs said in a statement Monday that the organization “stands firm in our concern for everyone affected by this tragic accident. Our prayers focus on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. During this challenging time, the chiefs are in regular contact with the representative appointed by the family. »
Jackson County Attorney Jean Peters-Baker said in a statement that Missouri law has limited charges against Reid based on the evidence available, but said that her office “will vigorously pursue these charges and Reid does not receive favorable treatment from the Kansas City police or the Jackson County Attorney’s Office. »
The family’s lawyer, Tom Porto, told the star the charges are « perfectly reasonable in the circumstances. The prosecutor and the police department conducted an extremely thorough investigation, which resulted in the relevant indictment. »
Britt Reid, the former linebacker trainer for the Chiefs, had surgery after the crash, which occurred a week before the Chiefs game at the Super Bowl. He did not accompany the team to the game in Florida.
After the crash, he was taken on administrative leave and his contract expired, ending his employment with the Chiefs.
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