(a) 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) A violation of this section is homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance.
(c)(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.
(2)(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) 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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