A former trucker who was convicted of stabbing his co-driver during an argument over the cleanliness of their truck has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
On October 12th, 2018, police responded to a call at the Petro Truck Stop in Bordentown, NJ just south of Trenton. They found a trucker on the ground with stab wounds in his abdomen and learned that he had been stabbed by his co-driver.
Christopher Teeter, a 42-year-old trucker from North Carolina got in an argument with his co-driver over the cleanliness of their vehicle. During the argument, Teeter stabbed his unnamed co-driver in the abdomen with a knife.
Emergency personnel brought the man to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton where he underwent emergency surgery and survived.
Teeter meanwhile was arrested at the truck stop and charged with attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and will be eligible for parole after serving at least 85% of his sentence.