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Britt Reid accident: Ex-Chiefs coach charged with drunk driving two months after 84mph smash left girl, 5, in coma

EX-Chiefs coach Britt Reid was charged with drunk driving two months after a 84mph smash left a five-year-old girl in a coma.

The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced on Monday that Reid has been charged with the class D felony that carries a potential jail sentence of one to seven years.

Prosecutors also asked for a $100,000 bond. They also claimed that he had a blood alcohol concentration of .113 and was driving at 84mph 1.9 seconds before hitting the disabled vehicle in the breakdown lane.

Back in February, Reid - son of the Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid - allegedly admitted having "two or three drinks" on top of prescription amphetamines before the pile-up near the NFL side's stadium back in February.

However, prosecutors said they have no indication that he was drinking at Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Chiefs.

Reid's pickup smashed into two stationary cars, injuring two children aged four and five, police said.

Police reportedly said they could smell alcohol on Reid, and his eyes were bloodshot from the two or three drinks he admitted having.

The incident report provided by the Kansas City Missouri Police department police reportedly said that a car ran out of gas on an on-ramp to Interstate 435 in Kansas City.

After the driver called relatives for help, a second car arrived, also parked on the on-ramp.

According to the police report, a third car, which local news outlet KSHB said was driven by Britt Reid, came along and struck the left front of the disabled vehicle, before slamming into the rear of the second vehicle.

The five-year-old child was sat in the backseat, along with a four-year-old child, who was also taken to an area hospital by ambulance, but with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the station, Reid had admitted to police that he was driving the car, and had been drinking before getting behind the wheel.

The driver of the third car had sustained non-life threatening injuries and was being investigated for impairment, according to police.

The driver of the disabled vehicle was inside the car at the time of the first collision but was not injured, according to the police report.

The driver of the second vehicle and a front-seat adult passenger also were not injured.

Reid had been scheduled to leave with his team for the Super Bowl LV on Saturday.

Reid was the team's outside linebackers coach and the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.

A statement from the Kansas City Chiefs at the time of the incident said the organisation had been "made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid.

"We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time," the statement read.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved."

Reid, a son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was charged back in 2007 with driving under the influence and drug violations.

On January 30th, 2007, Reid had been driving Route 23 in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, when his GMC Denali was involved in an incident with Larry Johnson’s Ford pick-up truck, according to an Irish Times report.

He reportedly jumped from his vehicle and started shouting abuse.

Reid, who was 22 at the time, returned to his vehicle, plucked a silver .45-calibre handgun from inside, pointed it at Johnson and reportedly started making violent threats while smiling.

When the police arrived, they found cocaine and marijuana in his car and he ended up going to prison on a slew of weapons and drugs charges before eventually graduating to a lengthy stint in mandatory rehab, according to the Times' report.

Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid investigated after car crash

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