Mark Grace Could Face Aggravated DUI Charge

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Arizona Diamondbacks 'Legend' Mark Grace is stopped by 'Darth Vader' on Star Wars day at the Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on September 25, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated Giants 5-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mark Grace might be facing felony charges due to an August DUI arrest in Arizona.

One-time Chicago Cubs first baseman Mark Grace might face an aggravated DUI charge stemming from a recent DUI arrest, according to a Scottsdale, Ariz. police report. The Aug. 23 arrest was Grace's second for driving under the influence in less than 16 months; the request for the increased, felony charge was submitted to the Maricopa County attorney's office on Tuesday.

Grace's license plate was expired on Aug. 23, which gave police probable cause to pull him over. He was also driving with a suspended license, a result of his prior DUI arrest on May 30, 2011, also in Scottsdale. Grace was driving with a blood alcohol content of .095, above the .08 legal limit.

Grace is currently taking an undefined leave of absence from his position as Arizona Diamondbacks color television analyst. Luis Gonzalez has been filling in on broadcasts for the team.

For news on the Diamondbacks, visit AZ Snake Pit. And for Cubs coverage, head over to Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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