Gov. commutes prison sentence for ex-Chiefs asst. Britt Reid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday shortened the prison sentence of former Kansas City Chiefs assistant Britt Reid, son of coach Andy Reid, for a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl in 2021.

Parson's commutation converted the remainder of Reid's three-year prison sentence to house arrest, subject to several conditions. Reid had been sentenced in November 2022 after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

A Parson spokesman said the governor considered several factors when making this decision.

"Reid had completed his alcohol abuse treatment program and has served more prison time than most individuals convicted of similar offenses," Parson spokesman Johnathan Shiflett said.

Reid's house arrest will continue until Oct. 31, 2025, and require weekly meetings with a parole officer and peer support sponsor and attendance at behavioral counseling. He also must work at least 30 hours a week and complete 10 hours a month of community service, among other things.

The Chiefs declined to comment about Parson's commutation of Reid.

Prosecutors said Reid was intoxicated and driving about 84 mph in a 65 mph zone when his Dodge truck hit two cars on an entrance ramp to Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium on Feb. 4, 2021.

A girl inside one of the cars, Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Six people, including Reid, were injured. One of the vehicles he hit had stalled because of a dead battery, and the second was owned by Ariel's mother, who had arrived to help.

Reid had a blood alcohol level of 0.113% two hours after the crash, police said. The legal limit is 0.08%.

The Chiefs reached a confidential agreement with Ariel's family to pay for her ongoing medical treatment and other expenses.

An attorney who represented Ariel's family did not immediately respond to messages Friday.

Reid's sentencing reprieve was one of three commutations and 36 pardons announced Friday by Parson, who also denied 63 clemency requests.

Parson, a former sheriff, has granted clemency to more than 760 people since 2020 -- more than any Missouri governor since the 1940s. He has been working to clear a backlog of nearly 3,700 clemency applications he inherited when taking over as governor in 2018, but also has considered new requests.