Garrett Reid Goes to Jail
October 16, 2007 (WPVI) -- Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, is back in jail for allegedly violating his bail conditions.
Reid's third arrest is the second time he has violated his bail conditions. The 24-year-old has not even been sentenced yet for driving under the influence of drugs back in January.
Reid was taken in handcuffs to the Montgomery County Jail in Eagleville on Tuesday.
Authorities picked him up after he failed to show up for a scheduled drug test.
"It is likely in other cases that people don't show up because they know they are positive. Is that the reason? I don't know, but it is a possible reason," said Mark Costanzo, senior deputy attorney general.
"He called and told his probation officer he couldn't get there," Weiss said Tuesday. "He didn't get there yesterday and he didn't go today."
The drug tests stem from Reid's arrest back in January. He was involved in a car accident in Plymouth Meeting on the same day his brother, Britt, pulled a gun on another driver during a road rage incident in West Conshohocken.
Garrett admitted he was high on heroin at the time of the crash and later pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia recklessly endangering another driver and other traffic charges.
He was released on bail, but violated the bail conditions when he tested positive for morphine on August 10th. A Montgomery County judge barred him from driving and allowed him limited leave from his family's home in Villanova.
"I would expect someone awaiting sentencing to put his best foot forward. Violating an order of the court is not putting your best foot forward, in my opinion," said Costanzo.
Britt Reid, 22, is currently behind bars for violating his bail. In August, he was charged with driving under the influence and drug violations. Police said they pulled him over for suspicion of drunken driving and found painkillers, amphetamines and antidepressants when they searched him and his vehicle.
Coach Andy Reid has declined to comment on his sons' legal troubles. A spokesperson for the Eagles said the team has no comment.
Both brothers have sentencings scheduled for Nov. 1.
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