2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 3 - OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
Subtitle 2 - Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Related Crimes
Section 3-212 - Life-threatening injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence of alcohol and related crimes - Charging documents.

§ 3-212. Life-threatening injury by motor vehicle or vessel while under the influence of alcohol and related crimes - Charging documents.
 

(a)  Contents.- An indictment, information, or other charging document for a crime described in § 3-211 of this subtitle is sufficient if it substantially states: 

(1) "(name of defendant) on (date) in (county) caused a life-threatening injury to (name of victim) while under the influence of alcohol, in violation of § 3-211(c)(1)(i) of the Criminal Law Article against the peace, government, and dignity of the State."; 

(2) "(name of defendant) on (date) in (county) caused a life-threatening injury to (name of victim) while under the influence of alcohol per se, in violation of § 3-211(c)(1)(ii) of the Criminal Law Article against the peace, government, and dignity of the State."; 

(3) "(name of defendant) on (date) in (county) caused a life-threatening injury to (name of victim) while impaired by alcohol, in violation of § 3-211(d) of the Criminal Law Article against the peace, government, and dignity of the State."; 

(4) "(name of defendant) on (date) in (county) caused a life-threatening injury to (name of victim) while impaired by drugs, in violation of § 3-211(e) of the Criminal Law Article against the peace, government, and dignity of the State."; or 

(5) "(name of defendant) on (date) in (county) caused a life-threatening injury to (name of victim) while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, in violation of § 3-211(f) of the Criminal Law Article against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.". 

(b)  Manner or means of injury.- An indictment, information, or other charging document for a crime described in § 3-211 of this subtitle need not set forth the manner or means of the life-threatening injury. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 388B(f); 2002, ch. 26, § 2; ch. 44; 2003, ch. 21, § 1.] 

 

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