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Former Chiefs Coach Charged With Felony DWI

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated for a car crash earlier this year that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured, ESPN reports.

The Kansas City Chiefs former outside linebackers coach — and son of head coach Andy Reid — is accused of “operat[ing] a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed.”

ESPN reports that if convicted, Reid could face a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. Prosecutors said that Reid will turn himself in and be booked Monday.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a statement per ESPN that her office “will vigorously pursue these charges, and Reid is not receiving any favorable treatment from Kansas City police or the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.”

ESPN reports that prosecutors have also requested a $100,000/10% bond and asked that Reid be placed on GPS and alcohol monitoring.

The crash occurred just before the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 when a car ran out of gas on an on-ramp to Interstate 435 in Kansas City — near the Chiefs’ training complex adjacent to Arrowhead Stadium.

The driver called relatives for help. A second car then arrived and also parked on the on-ramp. The police report states that a third car, which Reid admitted to driving, came along and struck the stopped vehicles. Two children were in the backseat of the second vehicle.

Both children were taken to local area hospitals. The 5-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries, and the 4-year-old sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The attorney for the five-year-old said last month that the girl likely has permanent brain damage.

ESPN reports that a test of Reid’s blood serum after the crash showed his blood alcohol concentration to be .113. Police previously said Reid admitted to investigators to having had “two or three drinks” along with prescribed Adderall before the crash.

The 35-year-old former assistant coach had been with the Chiefs since 2013. He started as a defensive quality control coach and slowly worked his way up to linebackers coach over the last two seasons. His contract was not renewed.

Written by Megan Turner

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  1. I actually went and read the charge. He had a BAC of 0.07 3 hours after the crash, thus, he has a winnable case. On top of that, the stalled vehicles were in lane 4 on a busy as fuck interstate (so they were in his lane, stalled), and had no lights on. Britt allegedly was looking over his shoulder trying to merge onto the 5 lane interstate and ran into the first car that he did not see, as it was stalled in his lane, at night, with no lights on.

    Should the guy have been drunk driving? Nope. Should these dipshits have stalled their vehicles on this busy ass interstate, in a lane, kept their lights off and took their child out of their car seat and remained in their cars?

    Hmm.

    It’s a winnable case so the best move for prosecution would be to offer Britt a deal. This will spark outrage, of course, as Britt will then be accused of receiving preferential treatment.

    If Britt was sober, the narrative of this story would have been completely different. The stalled vehicles caused the accident and the fact they had children in the cars that were not wearing safety belts are in car seats is embarrassingly stupid.

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