JOPPA, MD – A Maryland driver who left the scene after striking a trooper conducting a commercial vehicle inspection on the side of the road this morning has been arrested. Shortly after 9:00 a.m. this morning, a Maryland state trooper assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division was conducting a commercial vehicle inspection on the side of the road on southbound Route 152/ Mountain Road, south of I-95 in Joppa.  The trooper was standing on the shoulder on the driver’s side of the commercial vehicle when she was struck by a pickup truck. The driver failed to stop at the scene and continued traveling southbound on Mountain Road. The trooper who was struck is currently being treated for injuries sustained in the crash. The accused is identified as 68 yr old Lawrence Barnes, of Joppa, Maryland. Barnes was operating a black GMC Sierra pickup truck at the time of the incident. Barnes has been charged with failure to remain at the scene of an injury crash. After his arrest, he was transported to the Bel Air Barrack for processing. This case remains under investigation…