KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas Town Chiefs assistant trainer Britt Reid pleaded responsible Monday to criminal using whilst intoxicated leading to severe bodily damage stemming from a 2021 crash, which passed off when his pickup truck struck two stopped automobiles on an interstate front ramp and critically injured a 5-year-old woman.
Reid, the 37-year-old son of Chiefs trainer Andy Reid, were scheduled to visit trial on Sept. 26. He had confronted as much as seven years in jail, however the plea deal manner he now faces a conceivable sentence starting from probation to 4 years in jail. He entered his plea in Jackson County Circuit Court docket in Kansas Town. Sentencing is about for Oct. 28.
Investigators mentioned Britt Reid was once intoxicated and using about 84 mph when his Dodge truck hit the automobiles on an front ramp to Interstate 435 close to Arrowhead Stadium on Feb. 4, 2021.
A woman within probably the most automobiles, Ariel Younger, suffered a demanding mind damage. Six other folks, together with Reid, had been injured within the crash.
In courtroom Monday, Reid stated he was once consuming at the evening of the crash.
“I actually be apologetic about what I did,” Reid mentioned. “I made an enormous mistake. I make an apology to the circle of relatives. I didn’t imply to harm any person.”
Tom Pardo, an lawyer representing Ariel’s circle of relatives, mentioned they adverse the plea deal.
“The 5 sufferers of this crime are outraged,” Pardo mentioned. “The prosecuting lawyer isn’t in search of most sentence allowable by means of regulation. The defendant is a previous perpetrator whose movements led to a 5-year-old woman to be in a coma and critically injured 3 others.”
A Kansas Town police officer who arrived on the scene of the crash reported he may odor alcohol and that Reid’s eyes had been bloodshot, in step with courtroom paperwork. Reid had a blood-alcohol degree of 0.113 two hours after the crash, police mentioned. The criminal restrict is 0.08.
Some of the automobiles he hit had stalled on account of a useless battery and the second one was once owned by means of Ariel’s mom, who had arrived to lend a hand.
The Chiefs reached a confidential settlement with Ariel’s circle of relatives in November to pay for her ongoing clinical remedy and different bills.
Reid underwent emergency surgical operation for a groin damage after the crash. The Chiefs positioned Reid on administrative go away and his process with the group ended after his contract was once allowed to run out.
This isn’t the primary criminal factor for Reid, who graduated from a drug remedy program in Pennsylvania in 2009 after a chain of run-ins with regulation enforcement. His father was once trainer of the Philadelphia Eagles on the time.
Britt Reid’s older brother, Garrett, served a two-year sentence in a Pennsylvania state drug program after he was once arrested on drug-related fees. Garrett Reid later was once discovered useless in August 2012 in his dorm room at Lehigh College, the place he was once aiding on the Eagles’ coaching camp. A coroner dominated that he died of an unintentional heroin overdose.