Louisiana digital driver’s license app can now be used for alcohol purchases

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Last updated on March 19th, 2024 at 02:41 pm

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In the summer of 2018, Louisiana launched LA Wallet, a digital driver’s license app available for iPhones and Androids. Louisiana lawmakers set the digital license in motion through 2016 legislation, so LA Wallet is approved by law for driving while in Louisiana. In most cases, the app replaces the need for Louisiana for a physical ID. Louisiana is the first state in the country to allow for a digital driver’s license or driver’s license app.

Louisiana’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco (ATC) recently announced that businesses who sell alcohol, tobacco, and other age-restricted items can now accept LA Wallet as a valid form of ID to verify age and identity. Instead of presenting a physical driver’s license or ID, Louisiana residents can now show their LA Wallet app.

At IDScan.net, we keep a close eye on the world of government-issued IDs, including such technological advancements as a digital driver’s license. With our company’s headquarters in New Orleans, LA Wallet is of particular interest to us. Validating IDs as real and catching fake IDs are critical components of our work. Because the LA Wallet is synced with the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) in real-time, we can be sure that the ID being presented was issued by the state. That is, creating a digital fake ID becomes extremely difficult.

Additionally, as with all government issued IDs, our ID scanning technology is able to read these LA Wallet digital IDs. As bars, retailers, and others begin to accept Louisiana’s digital driver’s license for alcohol and tobacco purchases, our customers can rest assured that they can scan these IDs as they would any other.

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