In an evening-long, citywide operation, Boise Police caught employees at 14 local businesses failing compliance checks by selling or serving alcohol to teenagers. The investigation was held on Saturday, Aug. 20.
One server looked at a picture of an ID but didn't check the date of birth.
One server hadn't received appropriate training even though the employee had been working for the establishment for more than a year.
Other clerks didn't check ID at all.
At two restaurants, one server checked IDs but a second server delivered the alcohol.
Citations were given to employees at the following establishments:
Albertsons at 250 Parkcenter Blvd.
Extreme Pizza on Broadway
Cafe Vicinio on West Fort Street
Dong Khanh Restaurant on Broadway
Pizza Hut at 818 Ann Morrison Drive
Jacksons Foods at 791 N. Garden St.
Woody's Pub & Grill on Vista
Idaho State Liquor Store at 2273 S. Vista
Andrade's Mexican Restaurant on West Overland
Chevron at 5804 W. Franklin Road
Bangkok Restaurant on North Milwaukee
IOU Sushi on North Milwaukee
China Grand Buffet on West Fairview
Timeout Sports Pub on West Sprectrum.
A person who sells or furnishes alcohol to an underage youth faces possible fines between $500 and $1,000, plus up to one year in jail. An establishment that sells alcohol to minors could have its liquor license suspended for 10 days for a first offense, 30 days for a second offense within three years, and 180 days for a third offense within three years.
As part of the investigation, teens aged 18 and 19 work with Boise Police officers and will use their real Idaho State ID to attempt to purchase alcohol.