The girl, Ariel Young, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, a parietal fracture, brain contusions, and subdural hematomas in the crash, according to medical records.
The judge ordered Reid’s vehicle be outfitted with an ignition interlock device, a “breathalyzer for car ignitions that’s installed to prevent users from being able to start their vehicle after drinking alcohol,” according to the manufacturer’s website.
Reid’s attorney, J.R. Hobbs, did not object to the installation of the ignition interlock device during Monday’s hearing.
Tom Porto, the attorney representing Ariel Young’s family, said they were disappointed by the judge’s decision to lift the driving ban.
“We wish there had been an ignition interlock device installed in his car on February 4, 2021, so this event would have never happened,” Porto told CNN. “It’s too late now.”
The three-vehicle crash took place on the night of February 4 when Kansas City, Missouri, police said a Chevrolet Impala was disabled on the ramp of Interstate 435, and the driver called family members for assistance. His family members arrived and parked their Chevrolet Traverse south of the disabled car.
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