MD § 2-209. Manslaughter by vehicle or vessel – Gross negligence.

State: Maryland

CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 2. HOMICIDE
SUBTITLE 2. MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER

Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 2-209 (2013)

§ 2-209. Manslaughter by vehicle or vessel – Gross negligence.

(a) “Vehicle” defined. – In this section, “vehicle” includes a motor vehicle, streetcar, locomotive, engine and train.

(b) Prohibited. – A person may not cause the death of another as a result of the person’s driving, operating, or controlling a vehicle or vessel in a grossly negligent manner.

(c) Name of crime. – A violation of this section is manslaughter by vehicle or vessel.

(d) Penalty. – A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.

(e) Charging document. –

(1) An indictment or other charging document for manslaughter by vehicle or vessel is sufficient if it substantially states:

“(name of defendant) on (date) in (county) killed (name of victim) in a grossly negligent manner against the peace, government, and dignity of the State”;

(2) An indictment or other charging document for manslaughter or vehicle need not set forth the manner or means of death.