A doctor could be facing up to seven years in prison after being convicted of attacking a 12-year-old boy in a ski rage incident at a New Jersey ski resort.
According to authorities, Samuel Caruthers, 47, an anesthesiologist from New Jersey, allegedly punched a 12-year-old boy and stabbed him with a ski pole after the boy crashed into Caruthers and his 10-year-old son on the bunny slope at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey. The incident occurred in February 2016.
The victim, who reportedly suffered minor injuries in the attack, said the crash was an accident.
A jury found Caruthers guilty of third-degree child endangerment, simple assault, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
He was found not guilty of two counts of aggravated assault, including one with a deadly weapon, and not guilty of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Sentencing is scheduled for next month, and Caruthers could face up to seven years in prison.
Caruthers’ lawyer said he will appeal the decision.