Suspect, child in hospital after car chase, crash

Two people including a 4-year-old child were taken to the hospital Wednesday after a man being chased by police across multiple counties crashed his car in Hall County.

James Thomas Faulkner was wanted on several warrants, including stealing the vehicle involved in the pursuit, according to police.

The Hall County Sheriff's Office said the chase started in Hall County, just north of the Gwinnett County line, passed through Gwinnett and ended in Johns Creek in north Fulton County. There, at Abbotts Bridge and Medlock Bridge roads, he ran a red light and was struck by two vehicles, deputies said.

Deputies said one car that hit him was driving north, and the other was driving south.

Faulkner, 41, of Flowery Branch, was taken to the hospital along with the 4-year-old, who was riding in one of the other cars. Police said the injuries were not life-threatening.

Faulkner will be transported to the Hall County Jail after being treated. He faces numerous charges, including: theft by taking motor vehicle, battery, false imprisonment, terroristic threats, and failure to register as sex offender, authorities said.