Szot Court Update

The Geneva man charged in the Naperville quarry lake crash that killed two people has pled not guilty.

Michael Szot, 21, faces nine counts of Aggravated DUI Causing the Death of Another, a Class Two Felony stemming from the July 19 crash.

A grand jury indicted Szot on five additional counts on top of the four with which he was originally charged.

Szot was allegedly behind the wheel of the car that went into the quarry, leading to the deaths of passengers Sajaad Syed of Naperville and Mihirtej Boddupalli of Lisle.

At the time of the crash, Szot’s blood alcohol level was .142, almost double the legal limit of .08. He also told police he had been smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

Szot is currently out on bail and will be back in court on October 2. If convicted, he could face up to 28 years in prison.

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