Fairfield officer struck by vehicle in police chase

FAIRFIELD, AL (WBRC) - A Fairfield police officer is recovering at home from injuries he received during a low speed chase that ended in Wylam.

Officers were chasing a suspect in a reported stolen vehicle Tuesday when police say the suspect ran into Officer Dwight Hackbarth. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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

FOX6 News has learned Officer Hackbarth is just days away from retirement.