Boise Police uncover establishments selling alcohol to minors
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Last night Boise Police conducted alcohol compliance checks several locations across the city. Officers used two 18-year-old minors and conducted compliance checks at 15 different restaurants, convenience stores and bars.
Out of the 15 locations checked five sold alcohol to one or both minors. Four of the five locations that sold alcohol to minors were restaurants. Three servers were cited for failure to have completed or have proof of server training. On multiple occasions both of the minors were served alcohol and in some instances their ID was not checked.
Overall 8 misdemeanor charges were issued and 5 of those charges went to restaurants/convenience store clerks.
The establishments who sold alcohol were:
- The Dish Restaurant on 10th Street. (Using a catering permit)
- Shredders Bar on 10th street
- Red Headed Finn Pub on Bannock Street
- Cazba Restaurant on 8th Street
- Stinker Convenience Store at Vista/Overland
Individuals who provide alcohol to underage youth can face fines between $500 and $1,000 and up to one year in jail.
The maximum penalties for licensed establishments that sell alcohol to minors are:
- 1st offense within three years: 10 day license suspension or $1,000.00 fine
- 2nd offense within three years: 30 day license suspension or 15 day suspension and $1,500.00 fine.
- 3rd offense within three years: 180 day license suspension