The actor who became famous as the scruffy, somewhat rumpled star of ads for discount hotel booking site Trivago has been arrested in Texas on a misdemeanour driving while intoxicated charge.
Court records show 52-year-old Timothy Williams was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Houston and freed on $100 bond.
"He was passed out with his foot on the brake in a moving lane of traffic," said Houston Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva.
Silva says Williams, who’s from Houston, failed a field sobriety test and agreed to having blood drawn for alcohol testing. Results weren’t immediately available.
A Trivago statement Friday says the company didn’t have full details on the situation but treats such incidents very seriously and strongly condemns drinking and driving as a risk to others and against the Trivago culture.
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