Idaho State Police report that during an underage alcohol compliance check late last week conducted in Canyon County, only six people provided alcohol to minors. The half-dozen were cited for misdemeanors and the cases have been referred to the respective county prosecutors' offices. Penalties for selling or furnishing alcohol to underage youth can include up to a year in jail and fines between $500 and $1,000.
But in a separate operation in Payette County, in conjunction with the Big Nasty Hill Climb, 18 citations were issued to minors for illegal consumption or possession of alcohol. ISP said one 19-year-old female blew a .248 blood alcohol level, three times the legal limit. She was transported to a local hospital for possible alcohol poisoning.