'Trivago Guy' Charged With Driving While Intoxicated

Cops say he was passed out behind wheel
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2019 1:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – Travel website Trivago might be looking for a new pitchman: Actor Tim Williams, who appeared as the rumpled "Trivago Guy" in numerous ads for the company, was arrested in Houston this week and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police say the 52-year-old failed a field sobriety test after officers found him passed out behind the wheel of his car with his foot on the brake, the Houston Chronicle reports. "At this stage, we do not have the full details of the situation, but we want to make clear that Trivago treats such incidents very seriously and strongly condemns drinking and driving which poses a risk to others and goes against the Trivago culture," the company said in a statement to CNN. (Read more drunk driving stories.)

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