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The 'Trivago Guy' Allegedly Found Passed Out Behind The Wheel In Moving Traffic

Tim Williams, best known as the pitchman for the hotel search site, was allegedly found unconscious with one foot on the brake. 

An actor best known as the “Trivago guy” was allegedly found passed out behind a steering wheel of a car in a moving lane of traffic in Houston in the middle of the afternoon. 

Tim Williams, 52, was discovered at around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, FOX26 Houston reports. He reportedly had a foot on the brake, according to the Houston Chronicle.

He then reportedly failed a sobriety test and was taken to a processing center where he submitted to a blood test before being charged with a DWI.

The actor has been court-ordered to undergo mental health or intellectual disability assessment. He was released on $100 bond. The Houston native has been living in Germany for about about 15 years, according to his website.

Williams has had small parts in shows like “My So-Called Life,” “Sopranos,” and “Law and Order” and roles in movies like “Labyrinth of Lies.” He’s also a country musician. But he’s most recognized as the television spokesman for Trivago.com, a popular hotel search engine site.

Tim Williams

“Forget the Dos Equis dude, Trivago Guy is the most interesting man in the world,” Rolling Stone wrote in a 2014 profile, which Williams quotes in his website bio.

“When the Germany based travel company Trivago, first auditioned Tim, he would serve only as a voice over talent, but on the second engagement with the company they decided to put him in front of the camera in a move that certainly proved to be a win for both, Trivago and Tim,” his website states. “Now, five years as the face of the brand that asks ‘Hotel? Trivago,’ Tim’s artist endeavors find him returning to the place where his journey started years ago, Houston.”

He is scheduled to appear in court on April 17. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.

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