Britt Reid, the former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach and son of Andy Reid, will plead guilty to DWI in connection with a 2021 car accident that put a 5-year-old girl into a coma.
Reid, now 37, crashed into a parked car carrying Ariel Young on February 4, 2021, outside the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium.
Cops said Reid was driving 83 mph in a 65 mph zone and his blood alcohol level was 0.113, significantly above the legal limit of 0.08.
Ariel was rushed to a nearby hospital and lay in a coma for 11 days. She did not leave the hospital until April 2, almost two months after the accident. Her family said she suffered from head trauma.
Reid was also seriously injured in the accident; he was rushed to hospital for groin surgery.
The Chiefs lost the Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers three days after the accident. They let Reid’s contract expire shortly after, but retained his father as head coach.
In June 2021, Reid pleaded not guilty to drunk driving. In November, the Chiefs reached a confidential settlement with Ariel’s family.
Reid’s attorney announced on Tuesday that his client intends to plead guilty at a hearing on Monday. Reid was due to face trial starting September 26. He faces a maximum of seven years in prison.
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