Woman charged with choking truck driver

Published 1:33 pm Thursday, November 30, 2017

COLUMBIANA – A 29-year-old woman is currently behind bars on the domestic violence charge of strangulation after she allegedly choked a victim in Alabaster.

Samantha Ann Brunskowski, who is listed as having no physical address, was accused of choking her boyfriend with an auxiliary cord on Tuesday, Nov. 28. She was arrested and charged by the Alabaster Police Department on the same day the incident occurred.


APD Lt. Grant Humphries said Brunskowski and the victim, who is a truck driver, were traveling together and had parked their 18-wheeler behind the Walmart Supercenter on Colonial Promenade Parkway when the incident occurred.

Humphries said police arrived on the scene after the victim called 911. The victim is currently in stable condition and did not need to be transported to the hospital.

Strangulation is a Class B felony, which can carry a prison sentence of two to 20 years.

As of Thursday, Nov. 30, Brunskowski was being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $15,000. Her case was assigned to Shelby County District Court Judge Daniel A. Crowson, and a preliminary hearing date has not been set.