Britt Reid, son of Andy Reid, charged with felony DWI after car accident

Britt Reid
Sep 8, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebackers coach Britt Reid talks to his players during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Britt Reid, the son of Andy Reid and the former assistant linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, is being charged with DWI for causing the accident that left a 5-year-old girl with permanent brain damage.

Days before Super Bowl LVI, Reid was involved in a car accident near Arrowhead Stadium. At the scene, he admitted to drinking before the crash that injured two children.

The 35-year-old was serving as the Chiefs’ linebackers coach at the time of the crash. According to police, Reid’s Dodge Ram crashed into two cars that were parked on the shoulder of Interstate 435 shortly after 9 p.m. on Feb. 4.

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NBC’s Kansas City affiliate KSHB-TV first reported Monday that the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s office will charge Reid with DWI, a class D felony that carries the possibility of jail time. Prosecutors requested $100,000 bond and he could face up to seven years in prison if convicted.

He told officers that he had “2-3 drinks” before getting into the vehicle. He failed basic field sobriety tests and prosecutors allege that he had a .113 BAC content approximately 30 minutes before the crash and was driving over 83 mph seconds before the collision.

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Britt Reid’s criminal record will likely come into play. He settled a road-rage lawsuit in 2014 and pled guilty to gun and drug charges in 2007 for pointing a gun at someone during a road-rage incident. Reid later violated bail after that charge after officers pulled him over on suspicion of driving while impaired.

As of April 2, the 5-year-old girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the Feb. 4 crash, remains hospitalized.