Hooksett state representative arrested on warrant
HOOKSETT — A newly re-elected state representative was arrested on an electronic bench warrant while campaigning at the polls Tuesday.
A. Richard “Dick” Marple, 85, was arrested for failing to appear in Concord circuit court in October.
Marple was approached by police while campaigning at David R. Cawley Middle School Tuesday morning and agreed to be driven to the police station to have his arrest processed.
Marple was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned Dec. 19 in the Concord court.
Marple failed to appear for trial Oct. 3 on two Class B misdemeanor charges of driving with an invalid license.
The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop on the Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom in December 2014. His license was suspended at the time after he failed to pay a court fine in Sept. 2013, according to police.
A new electronic bench warrant was issued after he failed to appear, police said.
Marple also was arrested in Hooksett in May on another warrant from Concord circuit court.
Marple was re-elected to his fifth term as a Republican representative from Hooksett Tuesday election. He serves on the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs committees.