Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has pleaded not guilty Monday to critically injuring a young girl in a crash with the judge allowing him to continue driving with some restrictions.
The judge modified the order that Reid have a Breathalyzer place in his car and must blow below the legal limit if he wishes to drive.
Reid, who is also the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was charged with a DWI in April which happened two months after he hit two other cars on I-435 entrance ramp near Arrowhead Stadium where the Chiefs play at. The collision occurred just days before the Chiefs were set to play in the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida.
One of the vehicles he hit had stalled on the highway because of a dead battery and the second was owned by a relative who had arrived to help, according to charging documents. A child in one of the cars, 5-year-old Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic brain injury.
A Kansas City police officer reported that he could smell alcohol and that Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and red, and driving at over 84 mph. Reid was driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.113 two hours after the crash, police said. The legal limit is 0.08.
Reid, who underwent emergency surgery for a groin injury he suffered after the crash, was placed on administrative leave by the team. The Chiefs then just let his contract expire ending his employment with the team. The Chiefs then allowed his contract to expire, ending his employment with the team.
His next hearing will be a pretrial conference held on July 22. A trial date has been set.
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