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§ 3-212.1. Life-threatening injury by motor vehicle or vessel; criminal negligence

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 2. Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Related Crimes
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-212.1
§ 3-212.1. Life-threatening injury by motor vehicle or vessel; criminal negligence
“Vessel” defined
(a)(1) In this section, “vessel” means any watercraft that is used or is capable of being used as a means of transportation on water or ice.
(2) “Vessel” does not include a seaplane.
In general
(b) A person may not cause a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle or vessel in a criminally negligent manner.
Criminally negligent manner
(c) For the purpose of this section, a person acts in a criminally negligent manner with respect to a result or a circumstance when:
(1) the person should be aware, but fails to perceive, that the person's conduct creates a substantial and unjustifiable risk that such a result will occur; and
(2) the failure to perceive constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that would be exercised by a reasonable person.
Application of section to operating in negligent manner
(d) It is not a violation of this section for a person to cause a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle or vessel in a negligent manner.
Penalty
(e) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 2021, c. 144, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-212.1, MD CRIM LAW § 3-212.1
Current through legislation effective through May 16, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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