Attorney Douglas Riddell is a Columbus hazmat attorney defending drivers facing violations of the local Columbus City Code governing transport of hazmat inside I-270 (on I-70/71) and related traffic control device charges.
The Columbus City Code prohibits transportation of defined hazardous materials inside I-270.
Although the statute has been in effect for several years, the penalties were increased in 2011 following a hazmat accident along I-270.
Given the ongoing construction and changing traffic patterns in and around Columbus, many of our clients find themselves inadvertently carrying hazmat in prohibited areas. Regardless, enforcement by Columbus police for hazmat violations has recently increased, particularly along I-70/71 interchange.