2013 Maryland Code
§ 5-1006 - Reckless operation of aircraft
(a) A person may not operate any aircraft in this State:
(1) While under the influence of any intoxicating liquor, narcotic, or other habit forming drug; or
(2) In a careless or reckless manner that endangers the life or property of another.
(b) In determining whether there has been careless or reckless operation of aircraft, the standards required by federal law governing aeronautics for safe operation of aircraft shall be considered.
(c) (1) In addition to or instead of the penalties provided for in Subtitle 11 of this title or as a condition to the suspension of a sentence imposed under that subtitle, the court may prohibit any person who violates a provision of this section from operating an aircraft in this State for any period of not more than 1 year.
(2) Violation of an imposed prohibition of a court under this subsection may be treated as a separate offense under this section or as a contempt of court.
(d) This section does not authorize the court or any other agency or person to take away, impound, hold, or mark any federal certificate, permit, rating, or license.
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