At one time, Mark Grace was a major league baseball player who played 16 seasons for the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. More recently, he was a Diamondbacks broadcaster. But beginning Feb. 10, he’ll get to spend four months in jail and another three years of supervised probation for driving drunk. Thankfully, he was stopped and arrested before he caused a drunk driving accident.
When Grace appeared in court on Jan. 31, he pleaded guilty to endangerment and driving under the influence. His appearance in court was the result of being pulled over in Scottsdale, Arizona on Aug. 23, 2012. At that time, blood tests revealed a blood-alcohol content of .095, which is higher than the legal limit of .08.
It was the second time in 15 months that Grace had been arrested for DUI. The previous time was on May 30, 2011, at which time he his license was suspended and he was required to install an interlock device on his vehicle. At the time of his Aug. 23 arrest, his license was still suspended and the court ordered interlock device had been disconnected, which added to the charges, against him and the possible consequences facing him. By pleading guilty to just the two charges, he managed to avoid a lot more potential jail time.
His four month jail sentence will begin on Feb. 10, and it does include work-release time, although it’s unknown where he’ll work, since he was fired as a Diamondbacks broadcaster after his arrest in August, and the Diamondbacks have said he won’t be back.
When drivers decide to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink, they are risking the lives of every driver on the road. If you or someone you know has been injured by a drunk driver, protect your rights by calling the Texas Drunk Driving Accident Injury Lawyer at Hill Law Firm today.