Monday, February 6, 2012

State Liquor Store Among Eight Locations Caught in Underage Drinking Sting

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 1:24 PM

An underage drinking sting operation by Boise Police resulted in citations to employees at eight locations, including a state liquor store.

Boise police, working with two 18- and 19-year-old minors, checked for compliance at 53 establishments. According to a police statement, "many of those who passed recognized that something was not right and did the right thing. They asked another employee to take a second look at the IDs and recognized that they were minors before refusing to make the sale."

However, eight establishments, including four in the Vista Avenue area of the city, had employees who sold or provided alcohol to teens. They were:

-Albertsons at Vista Avenue and Overland Road
-Chevron on Vista Avenue and Airport Way
-The Idaho State Liquor Store on Vista Avenue and Targee Street
-Johnny Carinos at Overland Road and Entertainment Avenue
-La Tapitia on Parkcenter Boulevard
-Maverick on Federal Way and Amity Road
-Pho 79 on State Street
-Raw Sushi on Vista Avenue

A person who sells or furnishes alcohol to underage youth faces fines between $500 and $1,000, plus up to one year in jail.

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