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Trivago spokesperson Tim Williams arrested for drunk driving

Texas residents who like to travel might be familiar with the travel website Trivago as well as its television personality, Tim Williams. Williams is featured in many of the Trivago commercials and is frequently referred to as simply the "Trivago Guy." However, Williams future as the company spokesperson could be in question after his recent drunk driving arrest.

Police were first alerted to a possible drunk driver in the early hours of the morning in early April 2019. Multiple people apparently called authorities to report that a vehicle was stalled in an open lane of travel. When police responded, they said they found the 52-year-old commercial actor asleep in the driver's seat. He allegedly still had his foot pressed against the brake.

After waking Williams, attending officers conducted a field sobriety test, which he apparently failed. Williams also submitted to a blood draw for blood-alcohol content testing, which police also say he failed, although they did not disclose what percentage his BAC actually was. He was arrested and taken into police custody, although he was later released after posting $100 in bond. After his release he was required to submit to either an intellectual disability or mental health assessment.

Being charged with drunk driving is a serious offense in Texas. Many defendants end up facing significant consequences even if they are not convicted, such as losing their driving privileges or their employment. Minimizing these and other criminal consequences is often a priority, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach for doing so. In some cases, defendants fare best by fighting the charges to their fullest extent throughout all trial court proceedings. In other cases, negotiating a plea deal in exchange for lesser charges can yield the best possible results.

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