Previous Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has actually been charged with driving while intoxicated following an investigation into the February crash that significantly injured a 5-year-old woman, a county prosecutor revealed Monday.
According to files launched by the office of Jackson County (Mo.) district attorney Jean Peters Baker, Reid had a serum blood alcohol concentration of.113 approximately 2 hours after the Feb. 4 crash, in which his Dodge Ram pickup struck two sedans that had stopped on the side of the roadway.
A police examination figured out that Reids truck was traveling 83.9 mph about two seconds before the initial impact. The speed limit on that stretch of roadway is 65 miles per hour.
Authorities allege that Reid was driving under the impact of alcohol and “showed criminal neglect by driving at an extreme rate of speed, failing to be familiar with a disabled car, striking it, and as a result caused serious physical injury” to 5-year-old Ariel Young, according to the charging files.
The DWI charge is a class D felony in Missouri that is punishable by jail time, a fine or both. The optimum length of jail time for the charge is 7 years.
Reid, who is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was due to surrender himself to authorities Monday, according to the county district attorneys workplace.
Attempts to reach Reids lawyer were not right away effective Monday.
According to the charging files, Reid suffered a blunt force trauma injury to his groin in the accident and needed emergency situation surgical treatment. At least 2 other individuals sustained severe injuries, including Young, who suffered an extreme distressing brain injury, skull fracture and brain contusions, to name a few injuries.
Tom Porto, an attorney who is representing Youngs family, told USA TODAY Sports in a statement that he thinks the charge against Reid is “absolutely appropriate,” stating that Young “will need to sustain the effects of this crash for the rest of her life.”
” Ariel was launched to house on Friday April 2,” Porto composed in an e-mail. ” The hope is that her pediatric brain injury will recover better in a familiar setting. As of right now, she still can not walk or talk and depends upon a feeding tube for basic nutrition.”
Tiffany Verhulst, Youngs cousin who organized a GoFundMe project to raise money for her medical costs, informed USA TODAY Sports on Monday that the household was delighted Reid was “finally being charged” but does not think the charges “are reasonable or harsh enough.”
” Its been extremely difficult understanding hes out there every day living his regular life and Ariels life is entirely altered,” Verhulst said. “Our entire households life is changed due to him making the decision to drink and drive. We hope this brings her some justice.”
The crash took place after 9 p.m. local time on Feb. 4, just a couple of days prior to the Chiefs were set to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55.
According to charging files, siblings Felicia Miller and Angela Saenz and their 2 kids had headed out that night to help Millers cousin, Alfredo Vasquez, who believed his automobile had actually ran out of gas during his drive home from work. Miller and company pulled their Chevrolet Traverse over on the side of Interstate 435, simply in front of Vasquezs Chevrolet Impala.
Reid, 35, told police he had left work and was combining onto the highway when his truck struck the Impala. He said he did not see the Impala since its lights were not turned on, according to the charging documents.
Reid called 911 at approximately 9:33 p.m., according to the charging documents. An officer on the scene reported that his eyes were bloodshot and red, and that he found “an odor of intoxicants.”.
The Chiefs later revealed that Reid, who was training the groups linebackers at the time, would not take a trip to Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl. He parted methods with the team previously this year, following the expiration of his contract.
The Chiefs stated in a statement that they stay “unfaltering in our concern for all who have been affected by this terrible mishap.”.
” Our prayers are focused on Ariels ongoing recovery and recovery,” the group stated Monday. “The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the households designated agent throughout this challenging time.”.
Baker, the county district attorney, said in a press release that her office “will vigorously pursue these charges” and that Reid had not received any favorable treatment. She stated current modifications to DWI statutes in the state had limited the charges that her workplace could pursue.
Reid has actually previously been mentioned by police for speeding or careless driving on a minimum of 3 occasions, including in Pennsylvania in 2011 and two times in Missouri. He likewise pled guilty to 3 charges originating from an August 2007 incident in the parking area of a sporting items store, including driving under the impact of an illegal drug.
Contributing: Jori Epstein.
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” The hope is that her pediatric brain injury will heal much better in a familiar setting. “Our entire households life is changed due to him making the choice to drink and drive. Reid, 35, informed cops he had left work and was merging onto the highway when his truck struck the Impala. He said he did not see the Impala since its lights were not turned on, according to the charging documents. Vasquez informed police he had turned on his risk lights but understood he had a weak battery.