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Driver accused of hitting State Trooper and leaving the scene in Joppa

Driver accused of hitting State Trooper and leaving the scene in Joppa
Posted at 12:03 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 12:03:05-05

JOPPA, Md. — A 68-year-old driver from Joppa is in custody after allegedly hitting a Maryland State Trooper and leaving the scene.

It happened Thursday around 9am on the southbound side of Mountain Road, just shy of I-95.

Police say the trooper was conducting a commercial vehicle inspection on the shoulder, when she was struck by a GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by Lawrence Barnes.

Another trooper on scene witnessed the hit and run, and located Barnes driving about half-a-mile from the scene between Routes 7 and 40.

He was pulled over and arrested.

The trooper was flown by helicopter to Shock Trauma. There is no word on her condition.