"Reckless Nights" aka "The Accident: A Moment of Truth" is a true story based on a teen drunk driving case involving Kimberly Wheeler and Emily Aman.
Debuting on television for the first time in 1997, the CBS movie chronicles the experiences of a teen driver who kills her best friend in a car accident due to driving while intoxicated.
According to The Movies Based on True Stories Database, the real story happened in Florida in 1995, when Kimberly Wheeler, 17, killed her best friend Emily in a car wreck. The police report indicates that the Neptune Beach teen was speeding in a slow driving zone. Aman was killed when Wheeler lost control of the car. Emily Aman was just 19 years old at the time of her death.
In the end, Emily Aman's family fought for Wheeler to keep her license. She was able to resolve the case by paying a restitution fee and doing lectures on teen drunk driving, according to The Gainesville Sun.