FORT MITCHELL, Ky. - Popular restaurant owner Mike Wong drove his luxury car onto railroad tracks in front of an oncoming train on a late night last week, police said. The head of the Oriental Wok restaurants in Lakeside Park and Hyde Park faces DUI charges.
The operator of a Norfolk Southern train said he was coming around a curve at 12:45 a.m. May 15 when he saw the 2005 gray Bentley on the tracks about 60 yards off Beechwood Road.
The train stopped before smashing Wong's car.
The train operator told police he walked to the car and saw Wong in the driver's seat. Wong got out, but as they waited for police, Wong tried several times to get back in the car, the train operator said.
Wong smelled of alcohol, had glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet, a Fort Mitchell officer said in his report. He said Wong failed five field sobriety tests.
The Villa Hills man refused to submit to a blood test, the report said. He spent several hours in Kenton County jail and was released without bond.
Wong has pleaded not guilty. His next court appearance is June 13.
Wong's car sustained moderate to severe damage to the right front bumper when it went off the road, the police report says. The officer estimated the car was going between 10 mph and 15 mph.
Wong's attorney, Darrell Cox, declined comment about the case to WCPO Digital.
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