PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. -- The 23-year-old son of Philadelphia
Eagles coach Andy Reid tested positive for heroin after he caused a
traffic accident last week that left another motorist injured, police said Thursday.
Garrett Reid, the oldest son of the Eagles coach, told
authorities he used heroin on Jan. 30 before he ran a red light in
suburban Philadelphia, striking a car driven by a 55-year-old
woman, police said. A blood test confirmed the presence of heroin,
said Plymouth Township Deputy Police Chief Joseph Lawrence.
No charges have yet been filed, but Lawrence said Reid likely
will be charged with driving under the influence of a controlled
substance, a misdemeanor.
Reid's attorney, William Winning, was not immediately available
for comment Thursday morning.
On Tuesday, one of Andy Reid's other sons was arraigned on drug
and weapons charges stemming from an alleged road rage incident the
same day as Garrett Reid's accident.
Authorities said Britt Reid pointed a handgun at another driver
following a dispute. He faces a felony charge of carrying a firearm
without a license as well as misdemeanor charges of lying to
authorities, simple assault, making terroristic threats and
possession of a controlled substance.