Boise police: Less open container violations, more parking citations at Boise State football game

September 9, 2013 

The Boise Police Department handed out 12 open container citations at the Boise State football game against UT Martin on Saturday, down from 45 for the first game of the 2012 season. Police also issued 28 minor in possession citations (up from 23 for the first game in 2012) and 102 parking citations (up from 43).

The city approved tailgating in specific areas around Bronco Stadium before the season. "Officers stressed education over writing citations for those who were cooperative," wrote Lynn Hightower, BPD's communications director.

The most common parking tickets were for parking within 30 feet of a stop or yield sign ($40), parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk-marked or unmarked-at an intersection ($40) and parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant ($40), according to police.

Overall, the new policy allowing alcohol at Boise State tailgates went smoothly, reporter John Sowell wrote.

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