Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach pleads not guilty in crash involving young girl

A former assistant coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, Britt Reid, pleaded not guilty on Monday to injuring a young girl when he allegedly hit two cars on the interstate while intoxicated in February.

Reid, the son of head Chiefs coach Andy Reid, was permitted to resume driving with some restrictions, The Associated Press reports, with a judge allowing him to him to drive with a special device that requires him to pass a breathalyzer test before turning on his vehicle. 

In April, the former coach was charged with driving while intoxicated causing serious physical injury when he hit two cars near an Interstate 435 entrance close to the Arrowhead Stadium, the primary home venue for the Chiefs.


One of the vehicles had stalled due to a dead battery and the second was owned by a cousin of the vehicle’s driver who had come to help. Five-year-old Ariel Young suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the crash. A 4-year-old child was also injured in the crash.

When an officer arrived on the scene, they reported “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” and said Reid’s eyes were bloodshot. Two hours following the crash Reid had a blood alcohol level of 0.113. The legal limit is 0.08. He had been driving 84 mph shortly before hitting the two vehicles.

According to police officers, Reid later admitted to having “two or three drinks” along with prescribed Adderall before the crash occurred.

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Prosecutors stated that he “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed.”

After the crash, Reid was placed on administrative leave and his contract was allowed to expire, the AP notes, ending his employment with the Chiefs.

His next hearing is set for July 22 and will be a pretrial conference, according to the AP. A trial date has not yet been set.