Doctor Charged With Driving Over Three Times The Legal Limit, Hitting Construction Worker

Southern Florida NBC affiliate WTVJ reports that an area podiatrist has been charged for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and causing a fatal crash earlier this year.

According to the news release,31-year-old Zeeshan Anwar was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 in February when he struck a construction worker with his vehicle and pinned him against a pickup truck near the Northwest 62nd Street exit.

Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol said that Anwar did not slow his 2002 Toyota Sequoia down even when a car in front of him slowed their vehicle down to avoid the construction area.  Anwar hit the sedan being driven by Samuel Findlator.   Anwarr’s vehicle then veered into the active construction area. It was there that he struck an empty forklift and then the victim and pickup truck.

The victim, 64-year-old Curtis Heaberlin of Boynton Beach, was rushed to an area hospital where he later died as the result of the injuries he suffered in the crash.

According to investigators, Anwar had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. 

A  judge has set bond for Anwar at $150,000. The court has also ordered Anwar to surrender his passport. Anwar is also not allowed to drive or consume alcohol prior to his trial.  Authorities have not indicated a start date for his trial.