Saturday, July 27, 2013

U.S. Grant's Speeding Ticket

 Photo by Mathew Brady (National Archives and Records Administration)

General Hiram Ulysses S. Grant (the S was given to him by an Army clerical error), was the only president arrested while in office. He was stopped and arrested by a black police officer for “speeding” his horses through the streets of Washington. He complimented the officer, paid the $20.00 fine, and was forced to walk back to the White House on foot (source:

Photo by  Mathew Brad, 21th century colorized version

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  1. "GRANT S" obtained again a free life thanks to 20 "GRANDS"... :-)

  2. Maybe he forgot his fuzzbuster (radar detector)...

  3. Could this have been the first speeding ticket in history?

  4. Rash driving is the main reason for speeding ticket. So reduce your speed in the traffic. ticket for careless driving

  5. some peoples go with high speed is the reason for accidents and also it leads to speeding ticket speeding ticket in Delaware

  6. Go with limited speed, easily recover from speeding ticket and accident also. reckless driving

  7. So many reasons for accident,everyone should obey the rules and drive safely. winning traffic tickets


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