Update: Mark Grace charged with aggravated DUI

This is an update to my previous post about former Cub first baseman Mark Grace, who was arrested last month for his second DUI in 15 months.

It has been reported that the charges against Grace will be upgraded to aggravated DUI, a felony, because Grace’s driver’s license had been suspended because of the prior DUI arrest at the time of the new arrest, and he was only permitted to drive with a vehicle equipped with a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID).  When he was arrested, Grace was not driving a vehicle equipped with such a device.

According to reports, Grace had a BAC of 0.095, slightly above the legal limit of 0.08.

From looking at some Arizona legal websites (here and here), it appears that if Grace is found guilty of the charge, he is facing a mandatory minimum of four months in prison, and a maximum sentence of 3.75 years in prison.  he would also be placed on a period of probation including mandatory urinalysis.  In addition, his driver’s license will be revoked for at least three years.

Since this charge carries mandatory jail or prison time, and it is occurring in Maricopa County, I am wondering if Grace will wind up in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jail, wearing pink underwear and living in a tent?  Time will tell.

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