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TLC tackles drunk driving with “D.U.I.”

American cable net TLC has tasked Mike Mathis Productions with producing a 12-episode order of D.U.I., a series focused on drunk driving and set to premiere next month.
November 9, 2011

American cable net TLC has tasked Mike Mathis Productions with producing a 12-episode order of series D.U.I., a series focused on drunk driving and set to premiere next month.

The first-hand look at driving under the influence and its consequences will debut on December 1 at 9 p.m. EST. TLC plans to run six episodes in December, with another six set to air in early 2012.

D.U.I. goes behind the wheel with some of Oklahoma’s most dangerous drivers as they are pulled over by police to take field sobriety tests. The cameras roll as an intoxicated driver goes through an interrogation, search, lock-up and an attempt to post bail. The series will capture the full story, from arrest to sentencing, the network said.

TLC promised the series will reveal “the harsh personal reality for the drivers and their families along the way.” The first six episodes were shot in Pontotoc, Cleveland, Sequoyah, Tulsa and Oklahoma counties.

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