State places license of psychologist Christopher Saindon on five years probation; criminal conviction for DUI

February 1, 2011

On June 23, 2010, the California Psychology Board placed Christopher M. Saindon, Ph.D. on probation for five years based on having been criminally convicted of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% and inflicting great bodily injury to another.

The Board’s document explains that the police officer at the scene of a collision involving Saindon determined that “Due to [his] level of intoxication, [he] was driving [his vehicle] northbound in the southbound traffic lane and the front end of [his vehicle] collided into the front end of [the other driver’s vehicle].”

He was sentenced in January 2009 to three years in prison, with imposition of sentenced suspended, and was placed on a three-year formal probation with terms including enrollment in a live-in sober living program for 365 days and payment of a fine of $1,565.

Source: Stipulated Settlement and Disciplinary Order in the Matter of the Accusation Against Chris Saindon, Ph.D., Psychologist Certificate No. PSY20141, Case No. 1F 2007 186395, California Board of Psychology.

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