Former assistant coach of the Kansas City ChiefsHe was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for drunk driving, speeding and hitting two parked cars last year, resulting in a five-year-old girl with severe brain damage.
drunk driving, causing serious personal injury. The He is sentenced to a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, but prosecutors have agreed to ask for a maximum sentence of four years’ imprisonment. Reid ran for a suspension.
District Judge Charles H. McKenzie convicted Reid on Tuesday and was due to be arrested.
Prosecutors said Reid, son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, was under the influence of alcohol and was driving about 84mph in the 65mph zone when his Dodge truck crashed into cars on the entry ramp onto Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium February 4, 2021
The girl in one of the cars, Ariel Young,. A total of six people were injured, including Reid. One of the vehicles he hit was stuck due to a dead battery and the other belonged to Ariel’s mother, who came to help.
Reid had a blood alcohol level of 0.113% two hours after the accident, police said. The legal limit is 0.08%.
Before the sentence was passed, a statement from Ariel’s mother, Felicja Miller, who influenced the victim, was read in the files. She said five victims of the crash were offended that Reid was applying for parole and refused to accept his apology for his actions. The family opposed the settlement.
Miller said her daughter, who was in court on Tuesday, improved, but still pulls one leg while walking, has terrible balance, and has to wear thick glasses.
“Ariel’s life changed forever because of Bitt Reid,” Miller said in a statement. “He’ll take care of it for the rest of his life.”
Reid apologized before sentencing, turning to look at Ariel and her family as he spoke. He said he had a daughter the same age as Ariel and his family prayed for her every night.
“I understand where Mrs. Miller is from. I think I would feel the same way, ”he said.
Reid’s attorney, JR Hobbs, asked in his conviction memorandum that Reid be suspended, noting that he had publicly apologized and repented.
After the accident, Reid underwent surgery for a groin injury. Bossesand his work in the team ended after his contract expired.
This is not the first legal problem for Reid to graduate from an addiction treatment program in Pennsylvania in 2009 after a series of clashes with law enforcement. His father was then a Philadelphia Eagles coach.
Bosses have achievedwith Ariel’s family in November to pay for her ongoing treatment and other expenses.
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