The Boise Police Department reports that it handed out nearly two dozen citations in the past week as part of the beginning of its summer alcohol enforcement projects. The department teamed up with the Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control to conduct what it called "an adult provider/shoulder tap operation."
Two teams of minors, ages 17 and 18, worked with law enforcement. The minor made contact with several individuals, resulting in 12 citations for providing alcohol to minors, seven underage drinking violations, one DUI, one citation for having an open container of alcohol, one traffic infraction and one case of driving while suspended.
The penalty for selling or furnishing alcohol to an underage youth is up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. A licensed establishment that sells alcohol to minors can have its license suspended for 10 days for a first offense, 30 days for a second offense and 180 days for a third offense within three years.