KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reed said in 2021 when his pickup truck collided with two cars parked at the entrance to an interstate. He pleaded guilty to a charge of causing serious bodily injury by driving while intoxicated. A 5-year-old girl ran away and was seriously injured.
Reid, the 37-year-old son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, was scheduled to go on trial on Sept. 26. Up to four years in prison. He filed a petition in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City. His sentencing is scheduled for October 28th.
While Judge Charles Mackenzie questioned Reed to make sure he understood the plea bargain, Reed would serve a short prison term, after which he would not be entitled to good conduct. In some cases, he said, he could be placed on probation.
Investigators discovered that Reed was intoxicated while driving 84 miles per hour (135 kilometers per hour) at the entrance ramp of Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium on February 4, 2021, when his Dodge He said the truck hit the car.
The girl in the car, Ariel Young, suffered a brain injury. Six people, including Reed, were injured in the accident.
In court Monday, Reed admitted he was drinking the night of the crash.
“I really regret what I did,” Reed said. “I made a big mistake. I apologize to my family. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”
Tom Porte, the attorney representing Ariel’s family, said he opposed the plea deal.
“The five victims of this crime are furious that prosecutors are not asking for the maximum sentence allowed by law,” Porto said. 3 others. ”
A Kansas City police officer who arrived at the crash site reported that he could smell alcohol and that Reed’s eyes were bloodshot, according to court documents. was 0.113 two hours after impact. The legal limit he is 0.08.
One of the cars he hit stalled due to a dead battery, and the second was owned by Ariel’s mother who came to the rescue.
The Chiefs reached a confidential agreement with Ariel’s family in November to pay for her ongoing medical treatment and other costs.
Reid underwent emergency surgery for a groin injury after the crash. The Chiefs put Reid on leave and his work with the team ended after his contract expired.
This isn’t the first legal issue for Reid, who graduated from Pennsylvania’s drug treatment program in 2009 after a series of run-ins with law enforcement. His father was a coach for the Philadelphia Eagles at the time.
Britt Reed’s older brother, Garrett, served a two-year sentence in the Pennsylvania drug program after being arrested on drug-related charges. was found dead in his Lehigh University dorm room.
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