More than 120 citations issued to minors for underage drinking

More than 120 citations issued to minors for underage drinking
BOISE, Idaho - Boise Police have issued more than 120 citations to underage drinkers this past weekend.

Boise Police says it conducted Party House patrols the past two weekends resulting in citations and arrests.

Aug. 26

* 100 Citations and, 1 arrest issued to minors for underage drinking (m- ISC 23-949)
* One DUI arrest (m)
* One citation for providing alcohol to a minor (m)(given to an adult)
* Four citations for possession of open container of alcohol in public (m)(given to adults)
* Four citations written for drugs related offenses, 2 for possession of marijuana, 2 for possession of drug paraphernalia
* 5-Arrests, charges include providing false information to officers, resisting & obstructing, battery, minor consumption of alcohol.
* 7 other citations written for charges including resisting and obstructing (m), providing false information to an officer (m) battery on an officer (F), and urinating in public.

One underage female at a large party Friday night was found with a blood alcohol content of .24 - 3 times the legal limit. The largest party found by officers was approx 200 people near BSU. Officers estimate about 80 percent were underage and drinking.

Aug. 27

* 26 Citations to minors for underage drinking (m)
* 5 Citations for possession of open container of alcohol in public (m)
* 1-Arrest for Underage drinking and Resisting & obstructing officers
* 1-DUI
2 other citations written for charges including driving without privileges (m), providing false information to an officer (m)

"We heard from a lot of kids Saturday night that the word was out that BPD and Probation & Parole were looking for underage drinking parties. We found Saturday night was slower with smaller numbers of people at the "party houses,'" said Sgt. Burch.

"We found nearly all the teens we contacted at Saturday night parties had been at or were aware of the parties Friday but chose not to drink alcohol at the parties on Saturday.

"These party patrols are not new. And we'll keep doing them so hopefully no parent has to get the news that their child is injured or worse because their child was illegally consuming alcohol."