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One of the nationâ€™s prominent activists against underage drinking is urging law enforcement to take an â€śaggressive stanceâ€ť on the issue.
Ron Bogle, a former local attorney and state judge, said he admits heâ€™s got a bad attitude about alcohol. However, he said his real pet peeve is underage drinking.
â€śWe do no favors to our children when we turn our back and look the other way when it comes to drinking,â€ť Bogle said Tuesday to law enforcement and community members from Catawba County. â€śThe real problem is not the children, itâ€™s the adults. They donâ€™t understand what this is doing to our children.â€ť
Bogle, who now travels the nation talking about the dangers of underage drinking, visited Catawba County on Tuesday for an Alcohol Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) conference for area law enforcement.
Bogle told police officers, state troopers, deputy sheriffs and local attorneys that he wants authorities to take â€śaggressive actionâ€ť on the issue of underage drinking.