An offensive lineman on the Pitt football team was arrested by university police and charged with a DUI accident in Oakland early Sunday morning.
An online docket shows that Alex Bookser, 21, of Mt. Lebanon, is charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence and several traffic and summary offenses that include reckless driving and accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle.
The crash happened on Meyran Avenue, near Fresco Way and the Loeffler Building. A large wooden board was seen outside a building Monday, indicating the area of the damage.
“We are extremely disappointed in the circumstances Alex put himself in, and others, because of his poor decision making. He has expressed to me his extreme regret and disappointment in himself,” Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi said in a written statement. “Alex understands the importance of accountability when a mistake of this gravity is made. We are committed, as is Alex, to ensuring his actions and judgment will be better moving forward.”