For what offense was U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant arrested while in office?

  • Speeding in a horse-drawn carriage correct

    U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant found himself under arrest for speeding his horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Washington, D.C. This was not an impeachable offense, but Grant did face consequences. Apparently, it wasn't the first time Grant had run afoul of Policeman William H. West. Speeding through the streets had become a problem among the population, with a woman and her child injured in an incident not involving the president. When West arrested the president, he also had others he'd nabbed for speeding that night. They were all taken to the local police station. It cost Grant $20 to bond out of jail. Source:

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  • Income tax evasion
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