KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KAKE) - Former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in connection to a crash that severely injured a young girl.

Reid, son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, pleaded guilty on Monday to felony DWI. Sentencing will be sometime this fall. In exchange for Reid's plea, the state agreed he will not be sentenced to more than four years in prison. 

The crash happened in February of 2021. Police said a car ran out of gas near I-435 and Stadium Drive. The driver called a relative, who pulled up to the scene to help. That’s when a Ram pickup truck struck both vehicles. Britt Reid was identified as the driver.

Ariel Young, who was five years old at the time, suffered a traumatic brain injury and was hospitalized for weeks. Police said Reid showed signs of impairment.

"The five victims of this crime are outraged the prosecuting attorney is not seeking the maximum sentence allowable by law," said Tom Porto, attorney for the victims. "The defendant is a prior offender whose actions caused a 5-year-old girl to be in a coma and seriously injured three others."


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(KCTV) -- Britt Reid, a former Chiefs coach and the son of Andy Reid, is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from a DWI crash.

He was involved in a crash on Feb. 4, 2021, that left 5-year-old Ariel Young with critical injuries. She was five years old at the time of the incident.

Reid was charged with DWI - causing serious physical injury.

Online court records state Reid, will enter his guilty plea on Monday at 10 a.m. He will likely avoid a criminal trial by entering the plea.

The night of the crash, a Chevrolet Impala ran out of gas near I-435 and Stadium Drive. The driver called a relative, who pulled up to the scene to help. That’s when a Ram pickup truck struck both vehicles. Britt Reid was identified as the driver.

Following the crash, an officer reported that Reid smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot. When asked if he had been drinking, the officer said Reid told him he had 2-3 drinks, and that he was on Adderall. According to court records, the officer conducted several sobriety tests and Reid showed signs of impairment.

Ariel suffered a traumatic brain injury and was hospitalized for weeks. In November, the girl’s family and the Chiefs announced they had reached a care plan for the child.

The Chiefs and Ariel’s attorney, Tom Porto, announce today that the parties have finalized a comprehensive care plan that provides Ariel with world-class medical care and long-term financial stability.

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