Man ticketed for leaving tanker to vent chemicals near Florida Blvd. overnight
BATON ROUGE - A man has been cited after he allegedly left a tanker venting chemicals on a back road overnight.
According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the tanker was reported by a neighboring business in the 1200 block of Centerpointe Drive off of S Choctaw Drive near Florida Blvd.
State Police said a small amount of hydrochloric acid was being vented from the tanker. BRFD said it did not pose a threat to anyone in the surrounding area.
State police were able to contact the person who left the truck behind. Police say the owner left the truck to vent overnight instead of taking it to an appropriate site. He was ticketed for careless handling of a hazardous material.