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Nov 2, 2016 12:19 PM

Ex-NH rep. Tasker - out on bail for sex, drug charges - arrested for DWI after 3-car crash

ROCHESTER — Former state representative Kyle Tasker - currently out on bail for drug charges - was arrested for drunken driving after a three-car crash in Rochester.

Tasker, 31, of Nottingham, was allegedly driving a red Nissan erratically swerving all over the road on Gonic Road on Tuesday at about 5:40 p.m. when he allegedly struck another car, causing a three-car accident, according to police.

An officer was originally dispatched to inspect the suspicious car when he came upon the accident involving Tasker's car.

Tasker was allegedly traveling southbound when he failed to stop at a traffic signal and hit a Dodge dynasty in the rear of the car, pushing it into the rear of a Ford Focus. Both the Nissan and Dodge sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. The Ford was able to be driven off the scene.

All parties refused medical treatment on the scene from EMS. An on-scene investigation led to the arrest of Tasker charging him with a driving while under the influence a class B misdemeanor. Tasker was released on $1000 cash bail and is scheduled for arraignment at Rochester District Court on November 14 at 8 a.m.

Tasker's charges stem back to when the mother of a 14-year-old girl filed a complaint with police in January, claiming Tasker had been soliciting her daughter for sex through Facebook. Tasker allegedly had met the girl and later contacted her via Facebook, and in a message is accusing of asking her age and then said “girls like you could get me into trouble.” Tasker is also accused of asking the girl to perform sexual acts.

Later, Tasker sent a Facebook message to an undercover police officer who was posing online as a 14-year-old girl.

Tasker was arrested in March after an investigation lasting several weeks. July's indictment stated Tasker possessed a variety of illegal and controlled substances, including Buprenorphine, Ecstasy, hash oil, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms and cocaine.

The computer charge is a class B felony, meaning Tasker may face prison time as well as his name being on the sex offender registry.

Tasker resigned as representative in March.

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