Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, December 29, 2008

12-29-08 Humanitarian Bowl Parking Reminder

12-29-08 Humanitarian Bowl Parking Reminder

  Boise, December 29th, 2008 - Tomorrow, Boise will again play host to the Humanitarian Bowl in downtown Boise. Police would like to remind citizens to celebrate the event responsibly, and park legally. Officers say violations that remain consistent are DUI's following the game and parking problems. 

     Parking Advisory: 

    To preserve neighborhood and public safety, motorists risk citations when they park blocking sidewalks, crosswalks and fire hydrants, or park too close to intersections or stop signs.

    Boise Parks & Recreation also reminds football fans that all vehicles must be parked legally within Julia Davis Park. Overnight parking is prohibited; the park is open from sunrise to sunset. Please refer to signs within city parks for additional rules and information.

     Penalties: 

  • Most parking tickets carry a $36 fine. 
  • Motorists risk their vehicle being towed if parked blocking a driveway, access way, fire hydrant, or parked illegally in an alleyway.

    Alcohol Advisory: 

    Officers want to remind citizens to celebrate responsibly. It is a violation of city code to have open containers of alcohol on public streets and sidewalks, city parks without a permit, and within 250 feet of the greenbelt. This includes private parking lots open to the public (private parking lots with catering permits are the exception).

    Penalties: 

  • Those carrying open containers of alcohol on city streets, sidewalks, city parks or parking lots risk getting a citation. Illegally possessing an open container of alcohol or urinating in public is a misdemeanor that requires a court appearance with a possible penalty of a fine up to $1,000 or 6 months in jail.
  • Minors found in possession of alcohol risk a drivers license suspension and/or a fine.

    The goal of police patrols is to keep the neighborhoods around the BSU campus clean and safe.

 

Release Prepared By: 

Charles McClure 

Boise Police Public Information