Former D-backs player and broadcaster Mark Grace sentenced to jail in Arizona DUI case
Former Arizona Diamondbacks player and television analyst Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail
PHOENIX – Former D-backs player and broadcaster Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail. Grace was indicted on felony DUI in October 2012.
Grace, 48, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.
He was arrested last August in Scottsdale, which was his second arrest for driving drunk in 15 months. Based on his record, he could have faced more than three years in prison. However, he has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program.
The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs had pleaded not guilty in October to four felony counts of aggravated DUI and was scheduled to go on trial March 19.
After his arrest in August, the Diamondbacks fired him as their analyst. However, he was later invited back to participate in a fantasy camp.
According to the Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman, Grace’s jail sentence will begin February 10, 2013. He will also be required to serve two years of probation.