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Diamondbacks announcer Mark Grace arrested for DUI

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

Retired MLB player turned Diamondbacks announcer Mark Grace has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Scottsdale.

48-year-old Grace of Paradise Valley was pulled over about 9 p.m. Friday near 72nd St and McCormick Parkway for having expired registration tags on his vehicle.

After speaking with Grace and administering standard field sobriety tests, the officer took Grace into custody for DUI.

Scottsdale Police say that Grace was driving without the required interlock device and that his license was suspended for a prior DUI in Scottsdale from May 30, 2011.

His blood was submitted for testing and he was released.

Grace is facing charges of aggravated DUI and other related counts.

In a news release Friday, the Diamondbacks stated that Grace was taking leave from his television announcer job "to seek personal assistance."

Grace could be looking at a felony charge, and if found guilty, he could spend at least four months behind bars.

"In Arizona if you have a DUI and you don't have an interlock in your car that becomes a felony, a different type of offense," says Scott Maasen, defense attorney. "Its prison time that would be required, anywhere from four months minimum to 3.75 years maximum assuming the case was resolved as a felony."

During his career in professional baseball, Grace played first base for the Chicago Cubs, and played for the Diamondbacks during their World Series win.

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