Reid brothers in court; no decisions

Posted: June 20, 2007

Britt and Garrett Reid were back in Montgomery County Court this morning for a second pretrial conference between their lawyers and officials of the state Attorney General's Office.

No conclusive decision was made in either criminal case.

The two sons of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid are charged in connection with separate traffic incidents Jan. 30 that got them in trouble with the law.

Judge Steven T. O'Neill said he would schedule the cases for trial this summer or in September, but he said it was possible they could be resolved earlier by negotiated guilty pleas.

"It is understood there may certainly be entered a plea in this case," O'Neill said after meeting in private with the lawyers for about 45 minutes. The Reids sat with spectators in the open courtroom while their lawyers talked in the judge's private chambers.

Britt Reid, 22, remains free on $100,000 bail; Garrett Reid, 24, on $25,000 bail, a state official said.

Police say Garrett Reid's vehicle ran a red light in Plymouth Meeting and struck a vehicle being operated by a 55-year-old woman, leaving her with injuries. He told police he had used heroin earlier in the day, and later was charged with misdemeanor drug and traffic offenses.

Earlier that day, Britt Reid was involved in a road-rage incident in West Conshohocken, where he allegedly waved a handgun at another driver. He faces a felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license and misdemeanor charges of lying to authorities, simple assault, making terroristic threats, and possessing a controlled substance.

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