2017 Maryland Code
Title 2 - Homicide
Subtitle 5 - Homicide by Motor Vehicle or Vessel While Impaired or Under the Influence
§ 2-506. Homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance
- (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 the person is impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, as defined in § 5-101 of this article.
- (b) Name of crime. -- A violation of this section is homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance.
- (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 5 years or a fine not exceeding $ 5,000 or both.
- (i) A person who violates this section, having previously been convicted under this section, § 2-209, § 2-210, § 2-503, § 2-504, § 2-505, 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 10 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, § 2-504, § 2-505, or § 3-211 of this article, or § 21-902 of the Transportation Article, shall be considered a violation of this section.
- (d) Exception. -- This section does not apply to a person who is entitled to use the controlled dangerous substance under the laws of this State.
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