The case against the anesthesiologist who is accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy in an apparent “ski rage incident” at a New Jersey ski area back in February will head to a grand jury.
Samuel Caruthers, 44, pleaded not guilty this past March to charges of second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly punching the boy in the mouth and striking him with the end of a ski pole. Police have said the boy was visibly injured when officers arrived at the scene.
The incident occurred when after a collision on the slopes between the boy and Caruthers child.
Judge William McGovern, sitting in Sussex County Superior Court in Newton, ordered Caruthers’ case on Monday to receive grand jury review.
The alleged attack this past February isn’t the first time Caruthers has been charged with assault.
According to records obtained by NJ Advance Media, Caruthers served three years of probation after he allegedly assaulted a man walking his Golden Retriever in Frederick, Md. on May 8, 2010.
Samuel Caruthers currently faces charges of aggravated assault and child endangerment.