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Britt Reid, son of Chief’s coach Andy Reid, gets sentence commuted


Britt Reid, a former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach and son of head coach Andy Reid, had his sentence in a drunken-driving crash that severely injured a young girl commuted by the governor Friday.

Britt Reid pleaded guilty in September 2022 to the February 2021 crash that left 5-year-old Ariel Young with a brain injury. Authorities said Reid's blood-alcohol level was about .113. The legal limit in Missouri is 0.08.

He was sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison under the plea agreement. A judge sentenced him to three years.

Gov. Mike Parson's office told ABC 17 News on Friday that Britt Reid's sentence was harsher than others convicted of the same crime. He has completed an alcoholism treatment program and will remain under house arrest until Oct. 31, 2025, Parson spokesman Johnathan Shiflett said.

The house arrest includes "strict conditions of probation, including weekly meetings with a parole officer, weekly behavioral counseling attendance, weekly meetings with a peer support sponsor, and stringent community service and employment requirements," Shiflett wrote in an email.

People convicted of this offense are typically eligible for parole after serving 33% of their sentence. Shiflett wrote. Britt Reid had been in prison for a year and four months.

The Chiefs reached a financial agreement with Ariel Young's family and Britt Reid's contract was not renewed.

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