Published: Sep 13, 2010 7:32 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 13, 2010 4:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pitt backup tailback Jason Douglas has been suspended from the team after police charged him with hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk.

Douglas is a 19-year-old redshirt freshman from Opa-locka, Fla. and was arrested after witnesses told police a motorist hit a pedestrian on the city's South Side about 1:41 a.m. Sunday. Police say they found Douglas trying to park a damaged car minutes later and arrested him.

Pitt spokesman E.J. Borghetti announced the suspension Monday.

The man Douglas allegedly hit was taken to a hospital in serious condition with head and neck injuries. Online court records don't list an attorney for Douglas, who faces a preliminary hearing Thursday on drunken driving, aggravated assault with a vehicle and other charges.