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Former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI; Chiefs release statement

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Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid — the 35-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid — has been charged with “driving while intoxicated and causing the vehicular crash near Arrowhead Stadium,” as confirmed by a press release from the Jackson County prosecuting attorney.

According to court records filed today, Reid was driving on Feb. 4, 2021, near Interstate 435 and Stadium Drive in Kansas City while under the influence of alcohol and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed, failing to be aware of a disabled vehicle, striking it and causing physical injury to a child in that vehicle, age 5. A police investigation of the crash determined that Reid was driving a truck that was traveling nearly 84 mph just 1.9 seconds before the crash. A test of his blood serum after the crash showed his blood alcohol concentration to be at .113. The 5-year-old injured in the crash, according to medical records, suffered severe traumatic brain injury, a parietal fracture, brain contusions and subdural hematomas.

Recent changes in the DWI statutes by the Missouri Legislature limit the number of charges that the prosecutor’s office could pursue, given the evidence in the case, said Jackson County Prosecutor Baker. But Baker said 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. Baker noted she recently communicated with the child victim’s family, through their attorney.

The release also notes that Reid will surrender with his attorney and be booked on Monday, with the Prosecutor’s Office requesting a $100,000/10 percent bond and that Reid be placed on GPS and alcohol monitoring.

Reid was a member of the team’s coaching staff in various roles from 2013-2020 and had most recently been the club’s outside linebackers coach. Reid did not join the team for Super Bowl LV in Tampa, and sources confirmed to ESPN that he was no longer a member of the Chiefs’ coaching staff back on February 10.

The Chiefs released their own statement Monday following the press release.

“The Kansas City Chiefs organization remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident. Our prayers are focused on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the family’s designated representative during this challenging time.”

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