Ex-Kansas City Chiefs Coach Britt Reid Pleads Not Guilty to DWI Charge

by Quentin Blount
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Britt Reid, a former coach for the Kansas City Chiefs has pleaded not guilty to charges for driving while under the influence.

Britt Reid, the son of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning head coach Andy Reid, is facing charges stemming from a February car crash that left a five-year-old girl seriously hurt. He has worked with the organization as the team’s outside linebackers coach. However, the team placed him on leave back in February and now he is no longer with the team.

The 35-year-old collided his Dodge Ram with a Chevrolet Impala and a Chevrolet Traverse back on February 4. Both vehicles were stopped on an entrance ramp near Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Shortly after the multi-car accident, Britt Reid admitted to police that he had “two or three” drinks before he began driving.

Two children sustained injuries in the incident, including one girl who suffered life-threatening brain injuries. Some of those include a parietal fracture, brain contusions, and subdural hematomas. That girl was in a coma for over a week and hospitalized for two months before being released. And at that time, she still could not walk, talk, or feed herself.

Investigators say Reid was driving nearly 85 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone. Medical records indicate that he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.113 two hours after the accident.

As for the charges, Reid was officially charged a felony of driving while intoxicated back in April. But he has since entered a plea of not guilty, according to local Kansas City reporters.

“HappeningNow Former Chiefs Assistant Coach, Britt Reid, just had his arraignment. Reid pleaded not guilty for the felony DWI charge. He also is able to drive now with an interlock device in his car. His pre-trial is set for July 22.”

Britt Reid Has a History of Driving and Drug Charges

Britt Reid’s February car crash wasn’t the first time that he has been involved in a similar run-in with police. In fact, the former Chiefs coach was charged with road rage in 2007 when he pulled a handgun on another driver. In addition to the road rage charges, he was hit with drug possession as well.

Meanwhile, Reid was charged yet again while on bail from his road rage charges. He was intoxicated and involved in another minor crash. He had driven into a shopping cart in a parking lot and got another DUI and drug possession charge. For those incidents, Reid spent less than a year in jail.

A couple of years later, Britt Reid had completed a 15-month substance abuse treatment program. He went on to join his father on the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff before following with him to Kansas City.

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