Former Arizona Diamondbacks player Mark Grace indicted on four felony DUI counts

PHOENIX – According to authorities, former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman and television analyst Mark Grace has been indicted in a DUI case.

If convicted, Grace could be facing between one and 3.75 years in prison. However, he could face less time in jail if he pleads guilty to reduced charges. According to authorities, Grace is not eligible to probation because it was his second DUI charge in a 15-month span.

Grace, 48, was indicted on October 3 on four felony counts of aggravated driving while under the influence by a grand jury Thursday, according to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 5 for his next appearance. The sentences would likely be imposed concurrently if he is convicted.

Grace was arrested on August 23 by a Scottsdale police officer at around 9 pm Thursday night. Grace was arrested without incident when the officer administered a standard field sobriety test and determined there was probable cause to arrest him. His blood alcohol level was recorded at .095 percent, which is above the allowed legal limit of 0.08 percent.

According to authorities, Grace was driving his vehicle on a suspended license without the required ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle due to a previous DUI in Scottsdale on May 30, 2011.

After his second arrest, Grace took an indefinite leave of absence and the Diamondbacks recently replaced him in the broadcast booth after nine seasons.

He played 16 years in the majors with the Chicago Cubs and Diamondbacks and was a member of Arizona’s 2001 World Series championship team.

Grace’s attorney, Larry Kazan, was not available for comment Thursday afternoon.

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