Doctor’s conviction upheld in ‘ski rage’ attack on boy

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has upheld the jury convictions of a doctor accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy in a “ski rage” incident at a northern New Jersey resort.

Samuel Caruthers was convicted last month of child endangerment and other counts. But a Sussex County jury also acquitted him of aggravated assault and a weapons charge.

The doctor’s lawyer argued the jury verdict was “contradictory.” But a judge disagreed in a ruling issued Thursday.

Authorities have said Caruthers punched the boy and stabbed him with a ski pole in February 2016. That came after the youth fell into Caruthers and his then-10-year-old son while snowboarding on the bunny slope at the Mountain Creek resort in Vernon.

The youth suffered minor injuries in the attack. He said the collision was an accident.

Categories: National & International News