Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has been charged with felony DWI for his involvement in a car accident that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured.
The Chiefs’ longtime defensive assistant and son of head coach Andy Reid was charged with a class D felony, prosecutors in Jackson County, Missouri said on Monday.
From the evidence provided, investigators say that Reid “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed.”
The crash occurred prior to the Super Bowl on Feb. 4. Police say Reid was behind the wheel of a truck that slammed into two cars on the side of a highway near Arrowhead Stadium, injuring two children inside one of the cars. Reid admitted to investigators to having had “two or three drinks” along with Adderall prescribed to him before the accident.
This is not first round of legal trouble for Reid. In 2007, he was sentenced up to 23 months in jail plus probation, with his brother, Garrett, for running a “drug emporium” from their home. That same year, Reid was also in involved in a road rage incident where he allegedly pointed a gun at another man’s face. A lawsuit was eventually settled out of court in 2014.
If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of seven years in prison for the crash.
Reid did not travel with the Chiefs to Super Bowl LV and was placed on administrative leave shorty after the incident. His contract expired in February and was not renewed by the team.