2010 Maryland Code
TRANSPORTATION
TITLE 21 - VEHICLE LAWS - RULES OF THE ROAD
Subtitle 9 - Reckless, Negligent, or Impaired Driving; Fleeing or Eluding Police
Section 21-904 - Fleeing or eluding police.

§ 21-904. Fleeing or eluding police.
 

(a)  "Visual or audible signal " defined.- In this section, "visual or audible signal" includes a signal by hand, voice, emergency light or siren. 

(b)  Failing to stop vehicle.- If a police officer gives a visual or audible signal to stop and the police officer is in uniform, prominently displaying the police officer's badge or other insignia of office, a driver of a vehicle may not attempt to elude the police officer by: 

(1) Willfully failing to stop the driver's vehicle; 

(2) Fleeing on foot; or 

(3) Any other means. 

(c)  Fleeing on foot.- If a police officer gives a visual or audible signal to stop and the police officer, whether or not in uniform, is in a vehicle appropriately marked as an official police vehicle, a driver of a vehicle may not attempt to elude the police officer by: 

(1) Willfully failing to stop the driver's vehicle; 

(2) Fleeing on foot; or 

(3) Any other means. 

(d)  Attempts.-  

(1) A driver may not commit a violation of subsection (b)(1) or (c)(1) of this section that results in bodily injury to another person. 

(2) A driver may not commit a violation of subsection (b)(1) or (c)(1) of this section that results in death of another person. 

(e)  Effect of conviction of crime of violence.-  

(1) In this subsection, "crime of violence" has the meaning stated in § 14-101 of the Criminal Law Article. 

(2) A driver may not commit a violation of subsection (b)(1) or (c)(1) of this section while the driver is attempting to elude a police officer who is signaling for the driver to stop for the purpose of apprehending the driver for the commission of a crime of violence for which the driver is subsequently convicted. 
 

[1986, ch. 472, § 1; 1993, ch. 355; 2001, ch. 483; 2005, ch. 25, § 13; ch. 482; 2007, ch. 184.] 
 

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