2017 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 2 - Homicide
Subtitle 5 - Homicide by Motor Vehicle or Vessel While Impaired or Under the Influence
§ 2-504. Homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by alcohol

  • (a) Prohibited. -- A person may not cause the death of another as a result of the person's negligently driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by alcohol.
  • (b) Name of crime. -- A violation of this section is homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by alcohol.
  • (c) Penalty. --
    • (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $ 5,000 or both.
    • (2)
      • (i) A person who violates this section, having previously been convicted under this section, § 2-209, § 2-210, § 2-503, § 2-505, § 2-506, or § 3-211 of this article, or § 21-902 of the Transportation Article, is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $ 10,000 or both.
      • (ii) For the purposes of application of subsequent offender penalties under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph, a conviction for a crime committed in another state or federal jurisdiction that, if committed in this State would constitute a violation of this section, § 2-209, § 2-210, § 2-503, § 2-505, § 2-506, or § 3-211 of this article, or § 21-902 of the Transportation Article, shall be considered a violation of this section.
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