Britt Reid Sep 8, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebackers coach Britt Reid talks to his players during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The family of Ariel Young, the 5-year-old victim in the drunk driving crash that sent Britt Reid to prison, is furious this week. For good reason too.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson pardoned Reid, the son of NFL head coach Andy Reid, after Reid was sentenced following the crash. Reid had been well over the legal limit  – at .113 according to reports – when his car struck Young and her mother’s.

Reid took a guilty plea and received a three-year sentence, according to The Daily Beast. This sentence drew furor at the time, and now even more anger has erupted after Parson’s decision to pardon Reid.

The Daily Beast reported the family is “disgusted” by the decision and their attorney, Tom Porto, suggested that many believe the same.

“The family is disgusted, I am disgusted, and I believe… that the majority of the people in the state of Missouri are disgusted by the governor’s actions,” Porto said via The Daily Beast. “If you drink and drive and you put a little girl in a coma… you should have to serve the entire sentence that a judge of this state gave you,” he continued.

Young’s mother also released an angered statement.

The decision to pardon Britt Reid has drawn almost unanimous irritation, anger, and frustration. It’s befuddling, and makes you wonder why the systems are what they are.

The world reacted to the news.

[The Daily Beast]

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