Ex-Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, son of head coach Andy, is charged with drunk driving for his February car crash that left a five-year-old girl in a wheelchair with a ‘permanent’ brain injury
Britt Reid, a former Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebackers coach, is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated and a possible seven-year prison sentence in connection with the February 4 crash that left a five-year-old girl with a permanent brain injury.
The son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, Britt was drunk and speeding in his truck when he crashed into a disabled vehicle on the side of the highway, seriously injuring five-year-old Ariel Young, according to the Jackson County (Missouri) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Young was rushed to a local hospital with a life-threatening brain injury.
The 35-year-old Reid told police he had ‘two to three’ drinks and was on the prescription drug, Adderall, at the time of the accident, according to multiple reports.
Ariel Young was still hospitalized as recently as March 27, according to her GoFundMe page. Tom Porto, an attorney for Ariel’s family, told ABC’s Good Morning America in March that Young ‘is not talking or walking and will likely have permanent brain damage.’
A previous update on her GoFundMe page from March 2 explained that Ariel Young is awake ‘but unresponsive, and will be in a wheelchair for the foreseeable future.’
‘[Reid], the defendant, operated a motor vehicle 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 as a result, caused seriously physical injury to A.Y.,’ read the complaint filed Monday in Missouri.