New Hampshire lawmaker is re-elected, arrested on same day

Rep. Dick Marple was sitting outside a polling place when an officer recognized him

A New Hampshire lawmaker wanted by police for failing to show up for a court hearing was re-elected and arrested on the same day
A New Hampshire lawmaker wanted by police for failing to show up for a court hearing was re-elected and arrested on the same day

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lawmaker wanted by police for failing to show up for a court hearing was re-elected and arrested on the same day.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2fjXd44) that Republican state Rep. Dick Marple was sitting outside a polling place with his campaign signs on Election Day when an officer recognized him. Marple was charged with driving without a valid license in December 2014.

Authorities had issued a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to show up for a court hearing in October.

Police say Marple drove himself to the police station and was arrested.

He also was re-elected to a fifth term.

Marple said Friday he is being targeted as a troublemaker because he strictly interprets the state constitution.

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Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/

 

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