Mark Grace finishes 4-month stint in Tent City - Tucson News Now

Mark Grace finishes 4-month stint in Tent City

Mark Grace was released from the Tent City Jail on Monday morning after serving four months for two DUI convictions. Mark Grace was released from the Tent City Jail on Monday morning after serving four months for two DUI convictions.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Mark Grace, the former first-baseman and color commentator for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was released from jail Monday morning after completing a four-month sentence, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Grace was serving his sentence in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tent City after he was convicted of two DUI arrests in a 15-month time period.

Grace, 48, of Scottsdale and a member of the Diamondbacks' 2001 World Series championship team, began his jail stay Feb. 10 and was granted work release.

Grace, also a former Chicago Cub all-star first-baseman, was arrested Aug. 23 by Scottsdale police with a blood-alcohol level of 0.095 percent, above the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent. He was originally charged with four counts of aggravated DUI.

He was not eligible for probation because it was his second DUI in less than 15 months.

He was caught driving on a suspended license and his car was not equipped with a required interlock device that was installed after a May 2011 DUI charge. He lost his job as a Diamondbacks' broadcaster after the second arrest.

Grace will also serve two years of supervised probation.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

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