Last night, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux is said to have intentionally driven his silver 2003 Porsche Carrera into a lady "peace officer" in the Saratoga Race Course parking lot. Bad form, yo.
He'll go to court for the misdemeanor reckless-endangerment charge next week. The track did not let him ride today. They didn't call it a suspension; they called it a we'll-address-it-on-Friday. Here's what the New York Times was kind enough to point out:
The jockey, 41, has a history of alcohol-related incidents, although police reported alcohol was not a factor in the recent incident. Desormeaux failed a Breathalyzer test at Woodbine Race Course in 2010 and acknowledged a drinking problem then.
Desormeaux Prevented From Riding After Arrest [New York Times]
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux working to get sober and to put life and career, back together [New York Daily News] (H/T JBH)