Fairfield Police officer taken to hospital following chase

FAIRFIELD, AL (WBRC) - A suspect is in custody following a low-speed police chase through Fairfield. It ended near the intersection of Erie Street and Crawford Street when the suspect collided head-on with a Fairfield officer.

The officer, Dwight Hackbarth, was taken to Brookwood Hospital with neck pain.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The suspect will be charged with attempted murder of a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.

The suspect is a convicted felon. Therefore, Fairfield Police will ask the ATF to pursue an additional charge, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Hackbarth is just days away from retirement.