Lifetime’s “Drunk, Driving, and 17” Trailer Released

The New Lifetime Movie Drunk, Driving and 17 explores the consequences of drinking and driving among minors.

The original film stars Savannah Lee Smith (Gossip Girl), and shows how a bad decision can have lasting consequences.

In the trailer, Michael Michele (Emergency room) and David Shae (Richard Jewell) play parents Martha and Tim, who allow their son Dan (Antonio Davis) to host a supervised party at the family’s house.

“I thought we might throw a party next weekend,” Dan says.

“Alright Alright !” Martha responds after a bit of pressure.

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Dan’s girlfriend Kim (Savannah Lee Smith) sees him flirting with another girl, runs to his car and gets behind the wheel. She rams into a classmate, leaving him with permanent injuries.

As Kim faces the consequences of her actions, Dan’s parents face backlash for serving alcohol to minors in their home.

Based on real events, the film is produced by Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment. Leslie Greif, Michele Samit and Ronnie Clemmer serve as executive producers. Russ Parr is directing from a script written by Amber Benson and Richard Kletter.

Lifetime has partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to raise awareness about drunk driving. Statistics show that 1 in 4 car accidents with teenagers involve an underage drunk driver.

In a statement On Friday, MADD praised Lifetime for “bringing to light the dangers of underage drinking and social housing.”

Drunk, driving and 17 years old premieres Saturday, April 15 at 8/7c on Lifetime.

Watch the trailer below.

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