Fleeing & Eluding

 

Fleeing and Eluding

Punishable by $1,000 fine, 1 year imprisonment, and/or 12 points assessed to driver’s license

§ 21-904. Fleeing or eluding police (a) “Visual or audible signal ” defined. — In this section, “visual or audible signal” includes a signal by hand, voice, emergency light or siren.
(b) Failing to stop vehicle. — If a police officer gives a visual or audible signal to stop and the police officer is in uniform, prominently displaying the police officer’s badge or other insignia of office, a driver of a vehicle may not attempt to elude the police officer by: (1) Willfully failing to stop the driver’s vehicle; (2) Fleeing on foot; or (3) Any other means.
(c) Fleeing on foot. — If a police officer gives a visual or audible signal to stop and the police officer, whether or not in uniform, is in a vehicle appropriately marked as an official police vehicle, a driver of a vehicle may not attempt to elude the police officer by: (1) Willfully failing to stop the driver’s vehicle; (2) Fleeing on foot; or (3) Any other means.(d) Attempts. (1) A driver may not commit a violation of subsection (b)(1) or (c)(1) of this section that results in bodily injury to another person. (2) A driver may not commit a violation of subsection (b)(1) or (c)(1) of this section that results in death of another person.(e) Effect of conviction of crime of violence. (1) In this subsection, “crime of violence” has the meaning stated in § 14-101 of the Criminal Law Article.
(2) A driver may not commit a violation of subsection (b)(1) or (c)(1) of this section while the driver is attempting to elude a police officer who is signaling for the driver to stop for the purpose of apprehending the driver for the commission of a crime of violence for which the driver is subsequently convicted. Transportation Article 21-904 provides for a maximum penalty of one year in jail, $1,000 fine and twelve (12) points, which can cause your license to be revoked.

Charges of this nature are regarded by judges and prosecutors as especially onerous.
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