Trial date set for former Chiefs assistant in drunk-driving crash

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid faces trial in April on charges stemming from a February 2021 car crash that injured two children

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid’s criminal trial in a car crash that injured two children has been set for April 18.

Judge Charles McKenzie said during a virtual hearing on Thursday that he expected the trial to last a week.

Reid, son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and the former linebackers coach of the NFL team, is facing a felony driving while intoxicated charge after his vehicle struck two cars on the side of an interstate entrance ramp on February 4, 2021.

Of the two children hurt, five-year-old Ariel Young suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Reid was charged on April 12 and pleaded not guilty. Police have said he admitted to officers on the scene that he had been drinking.

Prosecutors also allege that some two hours after the crash Reid’s serum blood alcohol content was 0.113 — well above the legal limit of 0.08.

The accident occurred three days before the Chiefs played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. The team placed him on administrative leave and later allowed his contract to expire.

Reid, who has a history of drink and drug problems, was given an eight-to-23 month prison sentence in 2007 for a road rage incident in which he threatened a motorist with a gun. He eventually served six months in prison and underwent rehab following his parole.


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