Mark Grace Could Face Aggravated DUI Charge

Former Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace, a broadcaster for the team since 2004, was arrested in August in Scottsdale, Arizona, for driving under the influence. Grace also had been arrested in May, 2011, on the same charge.

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that police in Maricopa County, Arizona, is asking for the charge to be upgraded:

Officer David Pubins said a submittal for an upgraded charge for the DUI arrest—Grace’s second in Scottsdale in less than 15 months—was filed to the county attorney’s office.

Grace, who is an Arizona Diamondbacks TV analyst, was driving on a suspended license from the previous DUI and without a required interlock ignition device, both cause for upgraded charges.

This doesn’t sound good for Grace, who has been on a leave of absence from his TV job since the arrest; the county State’s Attorney’s office will decide whether the charge will be upgraded. What’s even worse is this:

An aggravated DUI conviction in Arizona is a felony punishable by mandatory prison time.

That’s bad news for Grace, and presumably, the Diamondbacks are looking for a replacement in the TV booth.

For more on the Diamondbacks, please visit AZ Snakepit and SB Nation Arizona

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