HINGHAM – Bail has been revoked for the man charged with murder after his SUV slammed into the window of the Apple Store at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham last year. His failure to keep his GPS monitoring bracelet charged led to the revocation, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz’ office.
Bradley Rein, 54, of Hingham, had been free on $100,000 bail following the crash, which killed Kevin Bradley, 65, of Wayne, New Jersey, and injured more than a dozen others.
He was indicted in March on a charge of second-degree murder, as well as charges of motor vehicle homicide by reckless driving, reckless driving, four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and 18 counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
As part of the pretrial conditions of his release, Rein was ordered to wear a GPS monitor.
According to Cruz’ office, Hingham police were notified over the weekend that contact had been lost with Rein’s tracking bracelet.
Officers made numerous visits to Rein’s residence to order him to turn the device on, Cruz’ office said. Law enforcement obtained a probation warrant, and Rein was taken into custody Monday.
He appeared in Plymouth Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 26, and the state moved to revoke Rein’s bail and requested that he be held. Judge Diane Freniere ordered Rein’s bail revoked for 60 days.
Prosecutors say Rein was behind the wheel of his 2019 Toyota 4Runner when it crashed through the front window of the store on Nov. 21, reaching the back wall of the store and trapping several people inside.
Investigators found that Rein was accelerating the SUV up to 60 mph in the five seconds before the crash and there was no indication of brake use during that time. Rein told police that the crash was caused by his foot becoming stuck on the accelerator pedal.
Rein told police he was at Derby Street Shops to repair a lens in his eyeglasses, which he was not wearing at the time of the crash. He was given an alcohol breath test at the police station that detected no alcohol in his blood.
Other pretrial release conditions included not driving and not leaving the state without prior approval. He was also ordered to surrender his passport and not possess weapons.
Rein is next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 20.
This article originally appeared on The Patriot Ledger: Bradley Rein's bail revoked in 2022 fatal Hingham Apple Store crash