MISSOURI: Boozing Chiefs coach Britt Reid told police he was drinking and taking pills; child fights for life after he plowed into her mom’s stopped car

Ariel(5yrs) critically hurt in suspected DUI crash


FROM KANSAS CITY STAR – A GoFundMe launched by the family of a 5-year-old critically injured in a three-vehicle crash involving Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s son Britt Reid has raised thousands, as of Saturday evening.

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Britt Reid, linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, suffered minor injuries in the crash yards from his team’s stadium. Credit: Getty Images

The GoFundMe, “5 year old Ariel critically injured in DUI crash,” had raised more than $40,000 as of 6:00 p.m. Saturday. It details the child’s injuries and links to local media reports about the Thursday night crash involving Britt Reid, a Chiefs assistant linebackers coach. The crash is under investigation for impairment.

GoFundMe spokeswoman Madeline Purdue verified the fundraiser to The Star.
“The fundraiser was launched by a family member and our Trust & Safety team has reached out to the organizer to ensure that funds safely reach Ariel’s mother,” Purdue said in a statement.

The young girl was still in critical condition days after the three-vehicle crash involving Kansas City Chiefs’ Britt Reid. 


TODAY, by Tiffany Verhulst, Organizer
Ariel remains in the hospital in critical condition and is not awake.
No progress updates as of right now.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to support the family through this hard time, we are so grateful.
Tiffany Verhulst

$266,491 raised of $100,000 goal

  • 6.6K donors

From KSNT:
Reid told the officers on scene that he had between two and three drinks and had taken Adderall for which he had a prescription.

REID, BRITT E , Defendant   

Year of Birth: 1985
09/11/2014 Record of Conviction Issued 
09/10/2014 Guilty Plea
Description:Exceeded Posted Speed Limit (Exceeded By 16 – 19 Mph) { Misdemeanor C RSMo: 304.010 }
Date:08/19/2014Code:5601900Disposition:Guilty Plea – 09/10/2014
Arresting Agency:MO HP TROOP A – LEE’S SUMMIT

REID , BRITT ERIC , Defendant   
11109 W 163RD CT

Year of Birth: 1985
09/04/2018 Record of Conviction Issued 
 Guilty Plea
Description:Exceeded Posted Speed Limit (Exceeded By 11 – 15 Mph) { Misdemeanor C RSMo: 304.010 }
Date:08/09/2018Code:304.010-004N199954.0Disposition:Guilty Plea – 09/04/2018
Sentence Date:09/04/2018Start Date:09/04/2018

The Reid family has been battling substance abuse issues for years, and this is not the first instance of drunk driving involving Britt Reid. In 2008, while already in jail on a road rage charge, Britt Reid, then 22, pleaded guilty to DUI and drug charges stemming from a separate incident. Britt’s older brother, Garrett, was also sentenced in 2008 for an unrelated DUI crash that injured another motorist. Garrett also faced charges after he smuggled nearly 90 prescription pills into prison the week he was sentenced. In 2012, Garrett died of a heroin overdose.

In 2009, after his arrest, Britt joined his father on his Eagles staff as an intern and followed his father to Kansas City, a move that perhaps signaled a desire to keep Britt close as he battled his addiction. Britt has been on the Kansas City coaching staff since 2013, and was promoted to assistant defensive line coach in 2015. He moved to outside linebackers coach after the 2018 season. MORE

Britt Reid served jail time

From LA Times: Britt Reid, then 22, was sentenced to jail for a 2007 incident where he pointed a gun at a driver in a road-rage dispute. A judge sentenced him to 23 months in prison and five years’ probation on firearms and drug charges.

The judge who sentenced both of Reid’s sons likened the family’s home to “a drug emporium” and that “this is a family in crisis.” MORE