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Mark Grace Could Face Aggravated DUI Charge

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

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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.

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