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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Cincinnati man led officers on a high-speed chase that involved traveling in the wrong direction on a Louisville expressway.
It started shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday when police say 45-year-old Harold Howard drove his car through a red light at the intersection of Shelbyville Road and New LaGrange Road.
Police say that's when the pursuit began.
According to an arrest report, the driver fled the officer at a, "high rate of speed" on eastbound I-264. They then traveled northbound on I-71, with Howard passing a vehicle on the right shoulder.
From that point, police say the pursuit took a dangerous turn.
Howard is accused of driving northbound in the southbound lanes of I-265. Then he allegedly used the emergency lane to turn around and head southbound in the northbound lane of I-265.
He allegedly continued in the direction to the Westport Road , ran off the road, went the wrong way on the Westport Road exit ramp, then went the wrong way on I-265 north again, "this time with head lights off," according to police.
Police say at least one officer involved in the pursuit "felt fearful for his life."
Howard allegedly executed a U-turn on I-265 northbound, near LaGrange Road, and began driving the correct direction on the interstate.
Police say he then took the Westport Road exit, tried to cross the grass median and crashed.
Both Howard and his passenger, identified as 43-year-old Tyrone Mallory, jumped out of the crashed vehicle and tried to run away, but police caught up with them, according to the arrest report.
Police say both men dressed in black.
Inside the van, police say they found "burglary tools," including two sets of gloves, two black ski masks, a black duffel bag, two black trash bags and two 5-pound hammers.
Police say Howard, "defaced his [registration] plate by bending it upward to avoid detection from the police."
Mallory -- the passenger -- was charged with fleeing or evading police, possession of burglary tools and not having possession of a license.
Howard -- the driver -- was charged with, among other things, speeding 26 miles over the speed limit, fleeing or evading police, possession of burglary tools, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic control device, displaying an illegal or altered registration plate and having insufficient head lamps.