Have you learnt how straightforward it’s to not drink and drive? Or be cognizant sufficient to not do it if you have already got a legal document? Guess former NFL assistant coach Britt Reid, son of Kansas Metropolis Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, wasn’t sensible sufficient to observe these ideas. Practically two years after Britt drove whereas over the authorized restrict of intoxication and hit two parked automobiles whereas rushing, he was sentenced to a few years in jail on Tuesday in a Kansas Metropolis circuit courtroom.
Reid pleaded responsible to fees of driving whereas intoxicated and inflicting severe bodily damage in September, after his February 2021 crash left a five-year-old lady with a traumatic mind damage. The cost does carry a most sentence of seven years however prosecutors agreed to ask for a four-year most sentence as an alternative as a part of a plea settlement. The prosecution acknowledged Reid drove round 84 mph in a 65 mph zone when his automobile hit the opposite automobiles on a freeway close to Arrowhead Stadium. Reid’s blood-alcohol stage was 0.113 % two hours after the crash, police acknowledged, which is greater than three % increased than the authorized restrict.
Ariel Younger, the five-year-old concerned within the crash, Reid, and 4 others have been injured within the accident. Younger was within the courtroom for Reid’s sentencing. The lady’s mom, Felicia Miller was additionally on-site throughout the crash and skim a sufferer affect assertion earlier than Reid was sentenced. Miller mentioned the victims of the crash have been offended Reid sought probation and her household opposed the plea deal to get a lesser sentence. Earlier than his sentencing, Reid apologized and spoke to Younger and Miller, stating he has a daughter the identical age and his household prays for her nightly.
Reid was positioned on administrative go away after the crash and the Chiefs declined to signal him to a brand new deal after the 2020 season. Earlier than teaching in Kansas Metropolis, Reid entered a drug therapy program after working what a Pennsylvania decide described as a “drug emporium” out of the household’s residence. He was additionally concerned in a highway rage incident in 2007 the place he allegedly pointed a gun at one other man. That was settled out of courtroom in 2014. Final yr, the Chiefs reportedly agreed to pay for Younger’s medical therapy and different bills.