British royal Sarah Ferguson, DUCHESS OF YORK has ended her brief acquaintance with American insurance officer Mark Freitas, after discovering he had been arrested for domestic abuse. The flame-haired ex-wife of PRINCE ANDREW enjoyed a recent dinner date with Freitas, 47, but was stunned by a New York Post article on Wednesday (15MAR06) which reported his controversial past. On 11 December (05), Freitas was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief and the third-degree assault of his ex-girlfriend in her Greenwich, Connecticut home. He was also arrested in January 2002 for domestic battery of another ex-girlfriend Darrah Lee Gleason in Palm Beach, Florida. Ferguson's spokesman tells PageSix.com, "She went out with him once and she is not going to date him again."