KANSAS CITY, Mississippi – Former Kansas City assistant coach Brit Reed pleaded not guilty to injuring a young girl in a crash, but a judge allowed him to resume driving with restrictions.
The judge modified his relationship during his detention to allow him to install a special blocking device that requires him to pass an alcohol test before his car starts.
Reed, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reed, was charged with drunk driving, causing serious physical injuries in April, two months after hitting two cars on the Interstate 435 entrance ramp near Arrowhead Stadium. The clash occurred just days before the bosses played in the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida.
One of the vehicles he hit stopped due to a low battery, and the second is owned by a cousin who came to help, according to charging documents. A child in one of the cars, 5-year-old Ariel Young, suffered a head injury.
A Kansas City police officer said he smelled alcohol and that Reed̵
He was driving about 84 miles per hour shortly before the collision and had a blood alcohol level of 0.113 two hours after the crash, police said. The legal limit is 0.08.
Reed, who underwent emergency surgery to injure his groin after the crash, was released on administrative leave. The bosses then let his contract expire, terminating his work on the team.
The next hearing will be a preliminary conference on 22 July. No trial date has been set.