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Judge revokes bail for man charged in Hingham Apple Store crash; failed to follow GPS conditions

Bradley Rein after his arrest in November 2022.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

A judge on Tuesday revoked bail for a Hingham man who allegedly drove through the plate glass storefront of a Hingham Apple Store in November, killing one person and injuring 22 others, after he repeatedly failed to charge his GPS monitoring bracelet, according to prosecutors and legal filings.

Plymouth Superior Court Judge Diane Freniere ordered Bradley Rein jailed for 60 days on the bail violation, District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office said in a statement.

In April, Rein pleaded not guilty in Superior Court to charges that included second-degree murder and posted $100,000 bail, prosecutors said. He was placed on home confinement and ordered to wear a GPS monitor.


Over the weekend, Hingham police learned authorities had lost contact with Rein’s GPS bracelet, prosecutors said, and he was taken into custody Monday.

Probation officials alleged that Rein, 54, “failed to charge his GPS battery numerous times, resulting in his whereabouts being unknown” repeatedly over the weekend, prosecutors wrote in court papers.

On Sept. 15, Rein had “allowed his GPS battery to die” from 8:41 a.m. until about 10:39 a.m., prosecutors wrote. When police conducted a well-being check at his apartment, he “seemed unaware that his ankle monitoring device was off and stated that he may be having an issue with the device charger,” according to a police report.

It was the second time police had gone to Rein’s residence in a week. On the evening of Sept. 9., officers went to his apartment after someone called to report he was “walking around the building all day barefoot and seemed confused,” according to a police report.

Police said Rein was sitting against a wall when they saw him and they walked him down to his apartment, where the door was open. His keys and an empty box of IPA beers were lying on the floor.


“Mr. Rein was lucid but was visibly shaking,” and had difficulty walking, police said. Rein was taken to a hospital, police said.

On Tuesday, court officials noted on Rein’s case docket that he’ll be “seen by medical upon arrival [at the jail] for alcohol detox.”

By email, Rein’s lawyer, Joan M. Fund, said “it is unfortunate that the Court’s penalty was disproportionate to my client’s failure to keep the monitoring device fully charged.”

On Nov. 21, 2022, Rein’s Toyota 4Runner careened over the curb at Hingham’s Derby Street Shops, crashing through the glass facade at a high speed and into the retail section before becoming lodged against the back wall.

A construction worker at the store, Kevin Bradley, 65, of Wayne, N.J., died in the crash.

Rein told police he was looking for an eyeglasses store when his right foot got stuck on the accelerator, officials said. Rein was also indicted on charges of motor vehicle homicide and reckless operation of a vehicle. He also faces 18 counts of aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon and four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to prosecutors.

A trial date hasn’t been set. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 20, records show.

Material from prior Globe stories was used in this report. This breaking news story will be updated when more information is released.

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