MBA President-elect Richard P. Campbell appeared on the WFXT Fox
25 Morning News on Jan. 18 to discuss the state's social host law.
His appearance followed headlines surrounding underage drinking
arrests in Middletown, Mass. - the latest in a series of similar
arrests in the state.
Campbell was interviewed by co-host Gene Lavanchy and answered
questions about the parameters of the law and offered common sense
advice to parents as promoted on www.socialhostliability.org,
Campbell's website on the subject.
"Be a parent, not a pal," said Campbell, who has been involved in
countless speaking engagements on the issue. One such forum
included a controversial mandatory parent meeting in Swampscott in
In the Massachusetts social host criminal statute, underage
persons are now held criminally responsible if they allow their
friends or other underage individuals to possess alcohol under
their control. Campbell tells community groups that everyone needs
to consider the serious ramifications of decisions made concerning
people under their charge.