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Thursday, January 31, 2013

AZ Republic: Mark Grace pleads guilty to Scottsdale DUI

Mark Grace, in court Thursday, pleaded guilty to endangerment and DUI, avoiding what could have been a lengthy prison sentence.

Instead, a judge imposed a sentence that includes work-release jail time as well as three years of supervised probation. Additionally, an Interlock device must be installed in his vehicle for six months and he will need permission to travel out of state.

His work-release sentence begins Feb. 10.

Grace, a former Diamondbacks player and broadcaster, was charged with four counts of aggravated DUI that could have resulted in a three-year prison sentence.

Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: January 31, 2013 at 12:36 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: arizona, chicago, crime, cubs, diamondbacks

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 31, 2013 at 01:39 PM (#4359268)
Grace, a former Diamondbacks player and broadcaster, was charged with four counts of aggravated DUI that could have resulted in a three-year prison sentence.


Is he gunning for most DUIs in a decade?
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 31, 2013 at 03:14 PM (#4359395)
Hm. Probably a good idea to plead it out, considering that his defense would probably have been along the lines of: "Your Honor, have you seen some of the slumpbuster chicks I bring home? Gotta have some beer goggles for that, and taxis just aren't around in Phoenix like they were in Chicago."
   3. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: January 31, 2013 at 03:15 PM (#4359398)
If you google "slumpbuster", google gives you the response for Mark Grace.
   4. beer on a stick Posted: January 31, 2013 at 06:49 PM (#4359633)
I just want to know how in the hell you get charged with FOUR counts of aggravated DUI in one traffic stop.

   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 31, 2013 at 07:21 PM (#4359647)
An anonymous source told the court reporter that it was all Sammy Sosa's fault.
   6. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: January 31, 2013 at 07:32 PM (#4359655)
I just want to know how in the hell you get charged with FOUR counts of aggravated DUI in one traffic stop.

Guessing here (I don't know AZ law, just CA law) -
1. DUI with suspended license.
2. DUI without court-ordered interlock device.
3. DUI second / third / etc. offense within prescribed period.
4. DUI with "endangerment" (maybe he had a kid in the car? In CA this is a DUI enhancement, but might be an independent charge in AZ)

That's all I got.
I suspect that, although you could be convicted of all four based on one incident, you could only be punished for one - because you only did one criminal act. For example, ordinary everyday non-Mark-Grace DUIs are typically charged as both being "under the influence" and "over .08 BAC." But even if convicted of both, you can only be sentenced for one, because the act (drinking + driving) was identical.
Criminal law is weird sometimes.
   7. beer on a stick Posted: January 31, 2013 at 07:52 PM (#4359677)
So IOW, all but one charge is bogus, since they can't sentence you twice. All they are doing is upping their odds of getting a conviction with all the extra charges.
   8. Tripon Posted: January 31, 2013 at 07:58 PM (#4359679)
Can you slump bust your way out of prison?
   9. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: January 31, 2013 at 07:59 PM (#4359681)
So IOW, all but one charge is bogus, since they can't sentence you twice. All they are doing is upping their odds of getting a conviction with all the extra charges.

And if you're going to fight them, you have to be ready to fight all of them.
Welcome to my life.
   10. beer on a stick Posted: January 31, 2013 at 09:18 PM (#4359730)
It doesn't sound like they give you much of a chance at conducting a defense, so why bother?
   11. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: January 31, 2013 at 10:53 PM (#4359779)
Because sometimes they're wrong, and sometimes you gotta, and sometimes it's both.
   12. RMc and the Acevedo Naysayers: Reunion Tour 2016! Posted: February 01, 2013 at 08:22 AM (#4359851)
Fun fact: Mark Grace was the only heterosexual position player picked in the 24th round of the 1985 draft to make the major leagues.

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