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How to Avoid Getting Arrested at this Week’s BSU Game

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Photo Courtesy of Boise Police Department

Boise Police will be on the scene this Saturday as BSU opens the college football season verses Troy.  Here are a few tips to make sure you enjoy the game and have a safe time.Here are a few guidelines from BPD on how to party legally before and after the game.

1.  Don’t drink and drive.

2.  Make sure you’re parking legally.  If not, your vehicle could be towed and that would truly be a buzzkill.

3. Limit your consumption of alcohol to the 10 to10 areas.

4.  Use crosswalks and be courteous to your neighbors.  The campus is a great place to watch a game.  Don’t litter and respect others.

5.  Open alcohol containers are not allowed outside the 10 to10 zones.  Officers will be checking ids to enforce no underage drinking.

If you violate the alcohol policy, this is what happens to you:

PENALTIES for alcohol violations:

  • 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 driver’s license suspension and/or a fine.
  • A person who sells or furnishes alcohol to an underage youth will face fines between $500 and $1,000 plus up to one year in jail.

Here are a few tips on where to and where not to park:

Neighborhoods / Public Streets: To preserve neighborhood and public safety, officers will be watching for parked vehicles that pose a safety hazard, such as those parked blocking sidewalks, crosswalks and fire hydrants, or parked too close to intersections or stop signs. Both Idaho State and Boise City codes prohibit the following hazardous parking:

  • Within 30 feet of a stop sign or yield sign;
  • Within 20 feet of a crosswalk-marked or unmarked-at an intersection;
  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
  • On a sidewalk;
  • On a yellow or red “no parking” curb.

These laws apply to all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and scooters. PENALTIES:

  • Citation: most parking tickets carry a fine of approximately $47.
  • Towing: motorists risk their vehicle being towed if the vehicle is parked blocking a driveway, access way, fire hydrant, or parked illegally in an alleyway.

Remember common sense prevails and go Broncos!

 

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