Alcohol delivery app draws praise, criticism

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana alcohol retailers are criticizing a competitor's decision to use a new alcohol delivery app because they say it could make it easier for minors to obtain alcohol.

Big Red Liquors officials tell the Indianapolis Business Journal they have implemented safeguards to ensure the app doesn't result in deliveries to minors or those already intoxicated. Identification cards will be verified through the app and by delivery drivers. Drivers won't deliver products to minors or to an environment where use by minors is likely. And they will not deliver to college campuses.

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers says the app could improve safety by keeping impaired drivers in search of alcohol off the roads. But many competitors say they aren't confident that Big Red can police itself.