Custer City Man To Face Trial For Drunken Boating, Assault


A Custer City man is headed to trial in October on charges he ran over a man while boating drunk on Angostura Reservoir two summers ago.

Authorities allege that 41-year-old Cory Schmitz struck and seriously injured 31-year-old wakeboarder Michael Lemley in 2015.

Schmitz has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, vehicular battery and boating under the influence.

The most serious charge against Schmitz, aggravated assault, is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Vehicular battery carries a maximum of 10 years and boating under the influence one year. Schmitz is to go on trial Oct. 2-6 in Fall River County.

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