Savannah Lee Smith and Michael Michele star in Lifetime’s new film, Drunk, Driving, and 17, which is inspired by true events. Before the premiere on Saturday, April 15 at 8/7c, The Nerds of Color has a special sneak peek to share!
Drunk, Driving, and 17 tells the story of the tragic consequences of underage drinking and social hosting, where adults allow their children to host parties with alcohol with the belief they are safer drinking at home. 17-year-old Kim (Savannah Lee Smith) is every parent’s dream – she’s an honor student, popular, responsible, and bound for Stanford. But when she sees her boyfriend Dan flirting with another girl, Kim makes the worst decision of her life. In the blink of an eye, Kim wrecks the car, her life, and almost kills a classmate in a head-on collision. While Kim is responsible for her own actions, Dan’s parents, Martha (Michael Michele) and Tim also face scrutiny and liability by the town and police for allowing alcohol to be served to minors at their home.
In this exclusive clip, Kim confronts her ex-boyfriend, Dan, about how he broke up with her and then disappeared. When he tries to act like the victim of the situation, she points out that the blame isn’t fully on her.