Kent Desormeaux

Kent Desormeaux

Anne M. Eberhardt

Report: Desormeaux Arrested at Saratoga

The jockey was charged with reckless endangerment, according to local reports.

Jockey Kent Desormeaux was arrested at Saratoga the evening of Aug. 31 after he attempted to strike a security guard with his car, police said.

The Saratogian newspaper of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., reported that Desormeaux was charged with reckless endangerment. Saratoga police told the newspaper city police officers stationed at the racetrack saw the incident and arrested Desormeaux.

The security guard was not injured, and police said alcohol wasn't involved. Desormeaux was released and is scheduled to appear in city court Sept. 1, the Saratogian reported.

Through Aug. 31 Desormeaux was ninth in the Saratoga jockey standings with 13 wins from 52 mounts. He had the highest win percentage among the top 10 jockeys.