Boise Police Hand Out Flurry of Citations for Underage Drinking, Urination, Open Containers

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Acting on what they said were neighbor complaints, Boise Police handed out 39 underage drinking citations September 14 at several alcohol-fueled parties.

Law enforcement said they were first called to a North Boise neighborhood and that's where they found a group of high school students who had been drinking Vodka concealed in water bottles. Police said five teens had extremely high blood alcohol levels of .20 or higher, with the highest being a .215.

Police said they were also called to several other parties on the same date. At one location, officers said they found broken glass and fresh blood on a porch of a home near Belmont Street and South Leadville Avenue, though no one was found with a serious injury. On the street near the party, officers found several groups of people, some under age 21, openly carrying cups or bottles of alcohol.

"Several of the students told me they were trying to be responsible by not driving but didn't view their binge style drinking that left them stumbling in the road or the public urination we witnessed as irresponsible," said Boise Police Sergeant Cole Farmer Farmer. "It takes a community to let our young people know that irresponsible drinking is just not worth the consequences it can cause."

In total, 39 citations were written for minors in possession of alcohol. Additionally, six citations were handed out for open containers, one citations for resisting and obstructing officers, one citation for a disorderly house and three citations for public urination.