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Britt Reid, the son of Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of driving while intoxicated resulting in physical injury, according to The Associated Press. Reid will be allowed to drive while awaiting trial, but he’ll have restrictions. The use of a Breathalyzer device that will prevent his car from starting if alcohol is detected will be among those driving restrictions.
The charges stem from a February crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured and required Reid to undergo surgery. This took place just three days before this year’s Super Bowl between the Chiefs, for whom Reid served as an assistant coach, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Following the crash, Reid’s blood alcohol level was reported to have been .113, well above the legal limit of .08
In the days following the crash, the Chiefs placed Reid on administrative leave. He did not travel with the team to the Super Bowl, and following the season, his contract expired.
This wasn’t Reid’s first brush with the law. He previously spent time behind bars related to gun and drug charges and settled a road rage incident out of court. Since Reid’s father Andy became head coach of the Chiefs prior to the 2013 season, Britt’s been on the team’s staff in some capacity.
The young girl who was injured in the accident returned home in early April but is still unable to walk or talk.
If convicted, Reid faces up to seven years in prison. Though a trial date has yet to be set, a July 22nd pretrial conference looms.