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Missouri governor shortens former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid’s DWI prison sentence – Chicago Tribune

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday shortened former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid’s prison sentence for a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl.

Parson’s commutation commuted the remainder of Reid’s three-year sentence to house arrest subject to various conditions. Reid was sentenced in November 2022 after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. He is the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

Parson is a longtime Chiefs season ticket holder who celebrated with the team at the recent Super Bowl victory parade in Kansas City. A Parson spokesman said the governor considered several factors in making the decision to switch.

“Reid completed an alcohol addiction treatment program and was sentenced to more prison time than most people convicted of similar crimes,” Parson spokesman Johnathan Shiflett said.

Reid’s home confinement will continue through October 31, 2025, with requirements for weekly meetings with his parole officer and peer support sponsor and attendance at behavioral counseling. He or she will also be required to work at least 30 hours per week and complete 10 hours of community service per month.

The Chiefs declined to comment on Parson replacing Reid.

Prosecutors said Reid was drunk and driving about 85 mph in a 65 mph zone when his Dodge truck crashed into cars on the entrance ramp of Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium on Feb. 4, 2021.

The girl in one of the cars, Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic brain injury. A total of six people, including Reid, were injured. One of the vehicles he hit stopped because its battery was dead, and the second belonged to Ariel’s mother, who came to help.

Two hours after the crash, Reid’s blood alcohol level was 0.113%, police said. The legal limit is 0.08%.

The Chiefs reached a confidential agreement with Ariel’s family to cover his ongoing medical treatment and other expenses.

An attorney representing Ariel’s family did not immediately respond to messages Friday.

Reid’s sentence reprieve was one of three commutations and 36 pardons announced Friday by Parson, who also rejected 63 pardon requests.

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

Many of those granted pardons by Parson had been convicted of drug crimes, burglary or larceny decades earlier and had long since completed their prison sentences.

But two notable exceptions were Mark and Patricia McCloskey. St. Louis, who gained national attention for waving guns at racial injustice protesters. The St. Louis couple was pardoned by Parson on July 30, 2021, just six weeks after Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment.

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Associated Press writers Dave Skretta in Kansas City and Josh Funk in Omaha, Nebraska, contributed to this report.

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