Right now we check a worthwhile glimpse at a high-profile DUI case and the real life impact that it will have on victims.
Here's a passage that stands out from a recent report . . .
During Monday's hearing, Judge Charles McKenzie set a sentencing date of Oct. 28, 2022.As part of the plea with prosecutors, Reid won't face more than four years in prison. The family of Ariel Young was present at Monday's hearing. Ariel's mother told the judge the family does not agree with the plea deal.Absent the plea, Reid could have faced up to seven years in prison.
Reality check . . .
Most locals are expecting a wrist slap with minimal or no jail time.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid formally pleaded guilty Monday to a felony DWI charge in connection to a February 2021 crash that injured 4-year-old Ariel Young. Reid made his plea in Jackson County Circuit Court in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Britt Reid, a former Chiefs coach and the son of Andy Reid, has pleaded guilty. Reid, charged with DWI - causing serious physical injury, was involved in a crash on Feb. 4, 2021, that left 5-year-old Ariel Young with traumatic brain injuries. A 4-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Statement from the courthouse . . .
Former Chiefs coach Britt Reid pleads guilty to drunk driving and resulting injury to child
Sept. 12, 2022
Former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid waived his right to a jury trial today and pleaded guilty to the Class D felony of Driving While Intoxicated -- Resulting in Serious Physical Injury, for the Feb. 4, 2021 crash outside Arrowhead that caused physical injury to a child in a vehicle that Reid collided with while driving on the entrance ramp, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
A Jackson County judge accepted the plea in a hearing this morning and set an Oct. 28 hearing at which he will sentence Reid.*
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Brady Twenter, representing the state of Missouri, told the court that the state intended to seek a sentence of 4 years, after looking at other similar cases and seeking the opinions of other prosecutors who regularly oversee such criminal cases. Twenter acknowledged that the defendants' attorneys will seek something less. A representative of the victims' family told the court they didn't favor the agreement.
According to court records filed today, Reid was driving on Feb. 4, 2021, near Interstate 435 and Stadium Drive in Kansas City while under the influence of alcohol and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed, failing to be aware of a disabled vehicle, striking it and causing physical injury to a child in that vehicle, age 5. A police investigation of the crash determined that Reid was driving a truck that was traveling nearly 84 mph just 1.9 seconds before the crash. A test of his blood serum after the crash showed his blood alcohol concentration to be at .113. The 5-year-old injured in the crash, according to medical records, suffered severe traumatic brain injury, a parietal fracture, brain contusions and subdural hematomas.
The judge said that he will consider recommendations for a sentence of up to four years in prison from the defense and the state of Missouri, as well as reviewing a state sentencing report on the defendant.
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