D’Back Announcer Mark Grace Accused of Arizona DUI

Posted on Jun 19, 2011
Arizona Diamondback announcer and former Major League Baseball player Mark Grace was booked on an Arizona DUI charge over the Memorial Day weekend. The incident took place at approximately 1:00 on Monday morning, May 30, 2011, in Scottsdale.

According to the police report, officers observed 46-year-old Mark Grace, who was driving his 2009 Jaguar, weaving in and out of his lane. Then, the officers pulled him and his female passenger over.

Police report that Grace admitted to "having a few drinks," including two glasses of Macallan scotch. He told the officers that he finished his last drink approximately five minutes before he was stopped by them.

Police described Grace, who did not have his wallet or license with him at the time, as having "bloodshot and watery eyes." He was handcuffed and transported to a nearby command post where a blood sample was drawn. The results of the blood test are still pending.

Following a field sobriety test, Grace was asked by an officer about how he thought he did on the field tests. He responded, "not well enough."

The former Chicago Cub and Arizona Diamondback slugger was booked on DUI with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more and DUI impaired to the slightest degree. In addition, Grace was cited for an improper right turn and failure to have a driver's license and car registration with him.

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