Speeding and driving without a license
"On April 29th, 1975, at the age of 19, Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) was arrested by the Albuquerque Police department (arrest record #52090). The charges were speeding and driving without a license. It was the first of three arrests in the late seventies by Albuquerque Police." (Source: distant.ca/UselessFacts)
Comment by Matt:
Bill Gates was arrested for speeding in Albuquerque. He frequently was caught speeding in his Porsche 911. That day he was driving along with Paul Allen. The bail was set at a thousand dollars. Bill Gates, although only 21, was very successful in his early years at Microsoft, and was immediately able to post bail from his wallet full of cash.
Comment by Bradley:
The story I've heard (I am from Albuquerque) is that he got in a wreck after blowing a stop sign. And his arrest was for failure to appear on that violation.
Personally, I think he was arrested for indecent appearance - Check out those clothes!
If anyone has any more details about this incident let me know.