20 citations issued in Boise alcohol compliance checks

A recent Boise police investigation of 91 local bars, restaurants and stores for compliance with laws regulating alcohol resulted in 20 citations, police said in a release Tuesday.

The breakdown of citations was:

•  Nine adults who purchased alcohol for minors.

•  Seven store employees who sold to minors.

•  Three minors who had possession of alcohol.

•  One adult for having an open container of alcohol.

Those who provide alcohol to minors face fines of $500 to $1,000 and up to one year in jail. Businesses who sell to minors face a 10-day license suspension or $1,000 fine for the first offense, and penalties increase with additional offenses.

Police say the public can help reduce alcohol-related traffic accidents, injuries and deaths. Do you know places that serve alcohol to minors or places that may be serving already intoxicated patrons? Call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236.

Learn more about how to reduce teen drinking here.