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$250K bond for man charged with Naperville DUI that killed two

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Michael Szot / photo from DuPage County Sheriff's office Michael Szot / photo from DuPage County Sheriff's office
Police talk to aperson after a car drove into a west suburban lake early Saturday. / photo from Network Video Productions Police talk to aperson after a car drove into a west suburban lake early Saturday. / photo from Network Video Productions
Divers search a west suburban lake after a car drove into the water early Saturday in Naperville. / photo from Network Video Productions Divers search a west suburban lake after a car drove into the water early Saturday in Naperville. / photo from Network Video Productions
A car drove through several trees and into a lake early Saturday. / photo from Network Video Productions A car drove through several trees and into a lake early Saturday. / photo from Network Video Productions
WHEATON, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A west suburban man was ordered held on $250,000 bond Sunday after driving into a Naperville lake early Saturday, killing two passengers in the car, authorities said.

Michael T. Szot, 21, faces four charges of aggravated DUI and two counts of reckless homicide, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office.

Szot was behind the wheel of a 2007 Chevrolet Impala about 1:45 a.m. Saturday with two other men in the car when he “failed to successfully navigate the southwest curve” of Aurora Avenue near Eagle Street in Naperville, crashing through several trees and driving directly into Quarry Lake, according to police and prosecutors.

Szot, of Geneva, got out of the car and swam to safety, but his two passengers drowned, authorities said.

Mihirtej Boddupalli, of southwest suburban Lisle, and Sajaad Syed of Naperville, were pronounced dead at Edward Hospital in Naperville, police said. Both men were 21.

Szot was treated for minor injuries at the scene. His blood alcohol content was above the legal limit, and he admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that day, prosecutors said. He allegedly was in possession of a marijuana pipe when he was arrested.

He could face up to 28 years in prison if convicted, according to the state’s attorney’s office. His next court date is Aug. 11.

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