Lawmaker Re-Elected, Arrested on Same Day
He was wanted for failure to show up in court
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 11, 2016 4:59 PM CST
Shrink
   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – 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, the AP reports. New Hampshire Public Radio reports 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 Tuesday. He also was re-elected to a fifth term.

 

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |  
56%
3%
7%
6%
5%
23%