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James Madison University

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Date: Jan 07 2010
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
JMU is great BUT beware of Harrisonburg Police. The new thing is they are pulling over cars (lots of cars), ticketing the sober drivers for some traffic violation and breathalyzing every passenger in the car. If anyone in the car under 21 blows ANYTHING over a 0.0, they are ticketed and receive a strike from JMU.

I love this school but will not encourage anyone to go here and be subjected to this type of activity. I am not condoning drinking and driving but in a situation where you have a sober driver, and the passengers in the car are not sick, violent, destructive, police should not be breathalyzing passengers unless warranted.

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responseI've been at JMU since 05' (graduated in '09), currently attending for graduate study. I've never even heard of a police story like the above comment. Complete bs. There are sobriety check-points on occasion, but i'm perplexed as to why that would be the main focus of your comment. Police are the same wherever you are, either be smart, stay out of trouble, and you'll be fine.

PS, strikes are a total joke.

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