A status conference is scheduled for Jan. 29 for a Mount Horeb man charged with outrunning police in a rented BMW.

Dennis R. Frame, 27, was charged Dec. 10 in Racine County Circuit Court with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and attempting to flee or elude an officer.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer attempted to pull over a rented BMW that was speeding on Interstate 94 at Highway 20 in Franksville on Nov. 18. The car initially pulled to the side of the road but then sped up, pulled away from the officer and slowed for a stop sign at the bottom of the Highway K exit ramp, according to the complaint. When a semi truck cleared the intersection, the car pulled out, nearly causing a crash for a car traveling east on Highway K that had the right of way, the complaint states.

The car turned west on Highway K and tried to turn south onto I-94, but a semi turning south onto Highway K prevented the car from turning, so it went over a median and “got about three seconds of hang time” when it hit the cement barrier, according to the complaint. The car continued south on I-94 at more than 100 mph, and the officer terminated the pursuit when the car hit a construction barrel causing it to fly into traffic, the complaint states.

Police learned Frame’s mother rented the car from Hertz and had loaned it to her son, whom she initially identified as Dennis R. Frohmader, according to the complaint. Officers learned Frame’s true identity and discovered he had an expired driving status and a warrant out of Columbia County for possession of cocaine, the complaint states.

For more Racine County court news see this week’s editions of the Westine Report, Burlington Standard Press and Waterford Post.