Kansas City Chiefs’ Britt Reid was intoxicated, traveling 84 mph before crash that injured girl, prosecutors say
Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged with driving while intoxicated and accused of speeding before he hit two stopped cars in a crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl in February.
The Jackson County, Missouri, Prosecutor’s Office alleged that Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was driving at a reckless speed when he hit a disabled car that had run out of gas and another that had pulled up to assist on the evening of Feb. 4. A blood test found Reid’s blood alcohol concentration to be .113 percent, higher than the .08 percent legal limit.
Authorities said the investigation found that Reid was driving nearly 84 mph just seconds before the crash.
A 5-year-old girl suffered severe traumatic brain injuries, a parietal fracture, brain contusions and subdural hematomas, the prosecutor’s office said.
Search warrant documents filed in court and obtained by NBC affiliate KSHB of Kansas City, Missouri, allege that Reid was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck in the crash, which occurred days before the team traveled to the Super Bowl in Florida. A police officer reported smelling “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” on Reid, whose eyes were red and bloodshot, one of the documents said. Reid is also alleged to have told the officer that he was on Adderall when he was asked whether he was on prescription medication.
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Reid, 35, was released on $100,000 bond Monday evening and is expected in court May 27. His attorney confirmed his release but otherwise declined to comment.
A phone call call to Reid on Monday went to voicemail.
The Chiefs placed Reid on administrative leave in February. The team did not immediately respond to a request for comment after the announcement of new charges.
According to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, court records, Reid was previously charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in 2007. The next year, he was sentenced to up to six months behind bars.