Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

10-02-07 Alcohol Sales to Minors

10-02-07 Alcohol Sales to Minors

    Boise, Oct. 2, 2007 - In what has been an ongoing effort to curb alcohol sales to minors and decrease the dangers of alcohol-related accidents involving young people under age 21, Boise Police conducted an investigation over the weekend and found several local businesses willing to deliver alcohol to minors at home.

    The operation used underage individuals who called local cab companies and pizza delivery companies to order various items including alcohol. Several of the companies contacted delivered alcohol to the minors without asking for identification. One driver did check ID's and, although the ID read the individual was under 21, the driver still sold the alcohol to the minor.

    One taxi company did check ID's and refused to sell alcohol to the individuals who were under 21 years old.

  • 7 businesses were found to sell alcohol to minors. 
  • Some individual drivers were cited for selling alcohol to a minor.
  • Some individual drivers were also cited for selling alcohol without a license.
  • The cases involving food establishments will be referred to the Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control Board for possible administrative sanctions.

***for previous releases on this same topic, please see release dated July 11, 2007 at