Trial of ex-Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, charged with felony DUI, pushed to September

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The trial date for former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, who is charged with felony driving while intoxicated during a crash that severely injured a 5-year-old girl, has been rescheduled for September 26, a Jackson County judge ordered Friday.

The virtual hearing held Friday focused on the availability of toxicology reports and several expert witnesses. No legal motions or evidence was presented. Reid and his attorney J.R. Hobbs appeared during the video conference.

The criminal trial was initially scheduled for April 18.

On Feb. 4, 2021, Reid struck two vehicles on the side of an entrance ramp along Interstate 435, near the team’s practice facility, according to prosecutors. The crash injured two children, including Ariel Young, who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Reid, a former linebackers coach, was driving 83 mph two seconds before the collision. Prosecutors allege Reid had a serum blood alcohol content of 0.113 about two hours after the crash. The legal limit is 0.08.

Following the crash, a police officer noted that Reid’s eyes were “bloodshot and red,” prosecutors said. He admitted to police at the scene that he had been drinking.

Reid suffered a groin injury and underwent emergency surgery.

In November, the Kansas City Chiefs and Ariel’s family reached a financial agreement to cover her ongoing medical treatment and other expenses. Details of the arrangements were confidential.

Ariel sustained a traumatic brain injury including swelling and bleeding. The crash left her hospitalized in critical condition for an extended period. She was in a coma for 11 days and released from the hospital on April 2, 2021.

She returned to school in the fall.

Photos show the vehicle 5-year-old Ariel Young was riding in that was damaged in a crash involving former Chiefs Coach Britt Reid.
Photos show the vehicle 5-year-old Ariel Young was riding in that was damaged in a crash involving former Chiefs Coach Britt Reid.