Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid pleaded guilty earlier this week to felony driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury stemming from a 2021 crash, which occurred when his pickup truck struck two stopped cars on an interstate entrance ramp and seriously injured a 5-year-old girl.
The 37-year-old son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid had faced up to seven years in prison, but the plea deal means he now faces a possible sentence of up to four years in prison.
The car accident left Ariel Young, a young girl, seriously injured. It has been heavily reported that she suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Young’s mother is understandably pissed off at the entire situation. She blasted this decision during an interview on Good Morning America this Wednesday.
“He’s just getting a slap on the wrist,” Felicia Miller said, via Fox News. “If anybody else had did that, if we did that. If any of us hit his car being drunk and hit his car and injured one of his kids, we would’ve been in jail.”
Reid’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.113 at the time of the crash, according to police, which is above the 0.08 legal limit in Missouri. Prosecutors said last year that Young’s injury involved “a parietal fracture, brain contusions and subdural hematomas.” An attorney for the family said earlier that she would “likely” suffer permanent brain damage.
Reid acknowledged he was drinking on the night of the crash.
“I really regret what I did,” Reid said. “I made a huge mistake. I apologize to the family. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”
Tom Porto, an attorney representing Ariel’s family, said they opposed the plea deal.
“The five victims of this crime are outraged the prosecuting attorney is not seeking maximum sentence allowable by law,” Porto said. “The defendant is a prior offender whose actions caused a 5-year-old girl to be in a coma and seriously injured three others.”