Actor Tim Williams, better known as the “Trivago Guy” in TV ads for the travel company, has been charged with drunk driving after allegedly being caught passed out behind the wheel on the road.
“He was passed out with his foot on the brake in a moving lane of traffic,” said Houston Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva. Silva said that Williams failed a sobriety test and submitted to a blood draw. His bail was set at $100.
Williams has been the spokesperson in Trivago commercials for years, leading travellers to the best hotel prices using the booking site. Audiences loved to comment on his hair and attire, and there is even a parody Twitter account dedicated to him.
“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,” a Trivago spokesperson told CNN.
Williams has also appeared in roles on “The Cosby Show” and “Law and Order.”