Jockey Kent Desormeaux accused of trying to run over police officer

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Police in New York say jockey Kent Desormeaux, a three-time Kentucky Derby winner, tried to run over a traffic cop.
Saratoga Springs police say the 41-year-old Desormeaux, of
Weston, Fla., was in his 2003 Porsche at Saratoga Race Course about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when he struck the officer.
Police did not release the officer's condition.
Desormeaux was charged with reckless endangerment, a
misdemeanor. He posted $500 bail.
A phone number for him could not be located and a reporter could
not track him down Thursday morning. Police didn't know if he had a
Desormeaux, a 2004 inductee into the National Racing Hall of
Fame, almost won the 1998 Triple Crown, capturing the Derby and
Preakness but falling a nose short in the Belmont.

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