Lifetime’s ‘Drunk, Driving, and 17’ Trailer Shows the Consequences of One Bad Decision (Video)

Drunk Driving and 17 (Credit: Lifetime)

The new Lifetime movie Drunk, Driving and 17 explores the consequences of underage drinking and driving.

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

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

“I was thinking we could throw a party next weekend,” Dan says.

“Okay, fine!” Martha responds after a bit of pressure.

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

As Kim is confronted with the consequences for her actions, Dan’s parents face backlash for serving alcohol to minors at their home.

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

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

In a statement Friday, MADD praised Lifetime for “spotlighting the dangers of underage drinking and social hosting.”

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

Watch the trailer below.