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Gov. Mike Parson reduces jail sentence of ex-Chiefs coach Britt Reid


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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)– Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday reduced the jail sentence of previous Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid for an intoxicated driving crash that seriously hurt a 5-year-old woman.

Parson’s commutation transformed the rest of Reid’s three-year jail sentence to house arrest, based on a number of conditions. Reid had actually been sentenced in November 2022 after pleading guilty to driving while drunk triggering severe physical injury. He is the boy of Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

Parson is a long time Chiefs season ticket-holder holder who commemorated with the group at its current Super Bowl triumph parade in Kansas City. A Parson spokesperson stated the guv thought about a number of aspects when making his commutation choice.

“Reid had actually finished his alcoholic abuse treatment program and has actually served more jail time than the majority of people founded guilty of comparable offenses,” Parson spokesperson Johnathan Shiflett stated.

Reid’s home arrest will continue till Oct. 31, 2025, with requirements for weekly conferences with a parole officer and peer assistance sponsor and participation at behavioral therapy. He likewise will be needed to operate at least 30 hours a week and total 10 hours a month of social work, to name a few things.

The Chiefs decreased to comment about Parson’s commutation of Reid.

District attorneys stated Reid was intoxicated and driving about 84 miles per hour (135 kph) in a 65 miles per hour zone when his Dodge truck struck the vehicles on an entryway ramp to Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium on Feb. 4, 2021.

A woman inside among the cars and trucks, Ariel Young, suffered a distressing brain injury. An overall of 6 individuals, consisting of Reid, were hurt. Among the cars he struck had actually stalled due to the fact that of a dead battery, and the second was owned by Ariel’s mom, who had actually shown up to assist.

Reid had a blood-alcohol level of 0.113% 2 hours after the crash, cops stated. The legal limitation is 0.08%.

The Chiefs reached a private contract with Ariel’s household to spend for her continuous medical treatment and other costs.

A lawyer who represented Ariel’s household did not right away react to messages Friday.

Reid’s sentencing reprieve was among 3 commutations and 36 pardons revealed Friday by Parson, who likewise rejected 63 clemency demands.

Parson, a previous constable, has actually now given clemency to more than 760 individuals considering that 2020– more than any Missouri guv given that the 1940s. Parson has actually been working to clear a stockpile of almost 3,700 clemency applications he acquired when taking control of as guv in 2018, however he likewise has actually thought about some brand-new demands.

A number of those given clemency by Parson were founded guilty years ago of drug criminal activities, theft or robbery and had actually finished their jail sentences long earlier.

2 significant exceptions were Mark and Patricia McCloskey. The St. Louis couple who acquired nationwide attention for waving weapons at racial oppression protesters were pardoned by Parson on July 30,

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