Former Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Coach Britt Reid pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge that he drove drunk in a February crash that injured a 5-year-old girl.
A judge OK’d driving privileges for Reid, son of head coach Andy Reid, on the condition he installs an ignition device on his car that only starts if he passes a BAC breath test, The Kansas City Star reported.
An attorney for the family of the girl, Ariel Young, who reportedly suffered a brain injury in the crash of Feb. 4, told the Star they were disappointed with the judge’s decision.
“We wish the defendant would’ve had an ignition interlock device installed on his car Feb. 4, 2021, and maybe none of this would’ve ever happened,” Tom Porto said.
“It’s too late for that now, however.”
Reid was charged after he slammed into two vehicles near the Chiefs practice field in Kansas City, just three days before the Super Bowl which the Chiefs lost to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Reid was going nearly 84 mph in his Dodge Ram and had a BAC of 0.113 after telling cops he had “two or three” drinks, prosecutors said.
Ariel was reported to be in a coma for 11 days after the accident, the Star said. She was released from the hospital April 2 but couldn’t walk or talk and was being fed through a feeding tube, the publication stated. Ariel’s 4-year-old cousin was also involved in the accident but not seriously hurt.
Reid was put on administrative leave after the accident and the Chiefs didn’t renew his expiring contract.
If convicted of the Class D felony, Reid faces up to seven years in prison.