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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
Lawmaker Re-Elected, Arrested on Same Day
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(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. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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