Police found Trivago pitchman passed out in car in a moving lane of traffic

Trivago pitchman Timothy Williams was arrested after Houston police say they found him passed out behind the wheel of a car. (Houston Police Department via KTRK)

Timothy Williams, best known as the pitchman for travel site “Trivago,” was arrested this week after Houston police say they found him passed out behind the wheel of a car in a moving lane of traffic.

“He was passed out with his foot on the brake in a moving lane of traffic,” said Houston Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva. Police got the call Wednesday afternoon.

Williams failed a field sobriety test and submitted to a blood drawer, she said.

He was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and his bail was set at $100.

CNN has reached out to both Tim Williams and Trivago and is waiting on a response.

Williams has had acting roles on “Cosby Show” and “Law and Order.” But he shot to fame as the rough-and-tumble pitchman for “Trivago.”

In later ads, he came across as more polished — his hair nicely tousled and a fashionable touch of facial stubble.

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