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With drunk driving waning and drugged driving on the rise, it has become necessary for police to turn to some new technology to see if a driver is impaired. Blood tests can take too long and breath tests don't work for drugs. Or do they?

There is new research suggesting that a breath test may be able to detect the presence of drugs like amphetamines, methamphetamines, marijuana, cocaine, and even heroin. So does that mean cops can breath test you for drugs? Not yet, perhaps, but soon.

Remember Pig-Pen from Peanuts? Constantly walking around surrounded by a cloud of his own filth? Well it turns out we're all like Pig-Pen, if you consider a microbial bubble of bacteria, yeast, cells, and cell parts filth. (Yes, we do.)

Researchers have discovered that every person is surrounded by clouds of skin and fart bacteria, and cops, at least, are pretty excited about this.

Penalties for Hitting the Road With No Motorcycle License

You ride a motorcycle because you're a free spirit who loves the open road and resists all things safe and conventional. Still, some rules are best not to break. Otherwise, you may quickly find yourself taking the bus around town.

Driving a motorcycle without a designated license or learner's permit will get you in trouble in any American state. How much trouble precisely will depend on individual state laws. Penalties range from simple fines to bike confiscation and being barred from riding a bike for some time.

The arrest of a black doctor and her husband in Mississippi has added to the tensions between white police officers and the black community and has raised questions about the legality of the arrest itself. What began as a routine traffic stop ended with Dr. Marcia Bowden and her husband, Ira Marche, in jail, and Dr. Bowden was even taken to the emergency room during the incident.

How did things escalate so quickly? It's early in the case and there are competing reports from Bowden and the police, but here are a few questions raised by the arrest:

Most of us have heard the apocryphal tale of Kitty Genovese, a woman who was brutally attacked and murdered in New York in 1964 while her neighbors ignored her screams for help. While many of the details of that particular story have been refuted, anecdotes about neighbors who don't want to get involved in possible criminal situations abound.

As uncomfortable as intervention can be, none of us want to be known as the person who did nothing when calling the police might have saved someone's life. So when you hear your neighbors fighting, and it sounds bad, should you call the cops?

Look, it wouldn't be International Beer Day without a few beers. The idea, though, is to not drink a few too many beers. And especially not to get behind the wheel afterwards.

No one wants a good celebration ruined with a costly DUI conviction. So here are a few things to keep in mind while saying "Cheers" to man's greatest invention.

We've all seen them attached to stop signs or lamp posts in residential neighborhoods: yellow "SLOW Children at Play" signs or the newer, red "Drive Like Your Kids Live Here" signs.

Do these signs make a difference? And is it legal to put up your own traffic-related signs?

As it should be obvious to everyone by now, the cops are on Facebook. Heck, they may even put your arrest on their own Facebook page.

So it shouldn't be that surprising that a New York state court made the police's job a little easier by ruling that Facebook must turn over photos, private messages, and personal account information in response to legitimate warrants. The ruling was in regards to 381 warrants served on the social media company by New York prosecutors, but could have much larger online privacy implications.

Can I Ship a Gun?

Want to start an argument? Bring up gun control laws. No matter which side of the debate you're on, everyone's got an opinion. Despite all the contention surrounding this issue, not everyone knows the intricacies of firearms laws.

For instance, is it legal to ship a firearm through the mail? And does it matter which carrier you use? Let's take a look:

Can Cops Ask If You Have a Weapon?

When stopped by the police, you can expect to be asked the usual identification questions. Beyond that, the police may begin to ask additional questions to determine if any criminal activity has been taking place

If an officer asks you specifically if you're carrying a weapon, do you have to answer? Is that question even legal? A recent case decided by the Oregon Supreme Court sheds some light on this question.