Andy Reid’s son sentenced to three years in prison for injuring five-year-old in DUI crash


Britt Reid, son of Andy Reid, appeared in Jackson County court Tuesday, where the former Chiefs assistant was sentenced to three years in prison by Circuit Judge Charles H. McKenzie for a DUI crash that left six injured. One of those injured was five-year-old, Ariel Young, whose balance, eyesight and ability to walk have been affected from the resulting brain trauma. Two months earlier, Reid had pled guilty to driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years behind bars. Reid’s legal team had sought probation in lieu of jail time, arguing the 37-year-old had shown remorse for the damage and suffering he caused.

Reid was arrested February 4th of last year, a week before the Chiefs would play—and ultimately lose—to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. The Chiefs subsequently placed Reid on administrative leave, then chose not to retain him once his contract expired.

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According to police, Reid was driving 84 mph (19 above the speed limit) when his truck struck two parked cars on an entrance ramp to I-435, not far from the Chiefs’ facility at Arrowhead Stadium. Reid’s blood-alcohol level was measured at .113 percent two hours after the crash, which is above Missouri’s legal limit of .08. The accident effectively ended Reid’s career, which began as a training camp intern with the Eagles (who his father was coaching at the time) in 2009. He had been on the Chiefs’ staff since 2013, coaching linebackers and defensive linemen, among other responsibilities.

“Ariel’s life forever changed because of Britt Reid,” Young’s mother, Felicia Miller, shared in a statement read at Tuesday’s sentencing. “She will deal with this for the rest of her life.”

The family’s attorney, Tom Porto, announced last November that the Chiefs had agreed to compensate Young with whatever medical and financial assistance necessary for her recovery.

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