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§ 3-204. Reckless endangerment.
 

(a)  Prohibited.- A person may not recklessly: 

(1) engage in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another; or 

(2) discharge a firearm from a motor vehicle in a manner that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another. 

(b)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of reckless endangerment and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both. 

(c)  Exceptions.-  

(1) Subsection (a)(1) of this section does not apply to conduct involving: 

(i) the use of a motor vehicle, as defined in § 11-135 of the Transportation Article; or 

(ii) the manufacture, production, or sale of a product or commodity. 

(2) Subsection (a)(2) of this section does not apply to: 

(i) a law enforcement officer or security guard in the performance of an official duty; or 

(ii) an individual acting in defense of a crime of violence as defined in § 5-101 of the Public Safety Article. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 12A-2(a)-(b); 2002, ch. 26, § 2; ch. 44; 2003, ch. 17.]