In the midst of the hoopla around Donald Trump, that he might soon face arrest, the historical reality is that he would not be the first President to be arrested.
Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President (1869-1877) was arrested in the nation’s capital in 1872 for speeding his horse and carriage.
A black police officer, William West, who had fought in the Civil War, was the police officer who arrested Grant, and his horse and carriage were impounded, and Grant had to walk back to the White House, and pay a small fine!
There were other incidents of Grant racing his horse and carriage, and with additional fines.
Of course, the possible arrest and prosecution of Donald Trump on various issues and matters is far greater and more significant than Grant’s racing issues with his horses and carriage one hundred fifty years ago!