More than a dozen Boise businesses cited for giving alcohol to minors
Fourteen Boise businesses face a misdeamor for serving alcohol to teenagers Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
In an effort to educate teenagers and their parents about the dangers of underage drinking, the Boise Police Department conducts alcohol compliance checks frequently in the City of Trees.
Earlier this month an alarming number of Boise businesses and establishments failed the compliance check by selling alcohol to minors. According to Boise officers, 20 percent of the bars, restaurants and establishments checked this past weekend were found to be in violation of the law by openly selling alcohol to 18 and 19 year-olds.
"The failure rate is one of the higher one's we've seen," Boise officer Jermaine Galloway said. "So, we're going to be doing these compliance checks again. We want a zero failure rate, that's the goal. We want businesses to things right and we don't want anyone to fail.
On Thursday afternoon, Today's 6 News attempted to speak with several of the establishments that broke the rules, but they all declined comment.
According to Boise PD, one example highlighted in the compliance check - a server who checked the teenager's ID and only looked at the picture, not the date of birth.
Each od the 14 establishments that were cited last weekend face a misdemeanor and must pay a fine between $500 and $1000.