NORTH ADAMS -- Wayne Brackett Jr. has a history of alcohol abuse and brushes with the law, including two jail sentences, according to documents at Northern Berkshire District Court.
In March 2005, Brackett, then 17, was ordered to serve 18 months in the Berkshire County House of Correction after he pleaded guilty to breaking into the Windsor Mill that January, where he and two other men stole four guitars valued at $1,200 from Sauve Guitars and two vehicles from the former Gateway Chevrolet.
In four separate cases related to the crimes, he received concurrent 18-month sentences for five counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony, three counts of motor vehicle larceny, three counts of larceny from a building, three counts of malicious destruction of property valued at more than $250 and one count of wanton destruction of property valued at more than $250.
Shortly after getting out of jail, in August 2006, police charged Brackett with drunken driving, driving with a revoked license, negligent driving, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and possessing liquor while being under 21.
According to court documents, he rammed a borrowed black Volkswagen Jetta into an electrical pole and fled the scene. Police found a half-empty bottle of vodka and an empty 40-ounce Budweiser in the car, along with fresh vomit.
In October that year, he was found guilty of the charges and sentenced to one year