Woman at center of State Police scandal pleads guilty to drunken driving charge
FRAMINGHAM — The woman at the center of a State Police scandal over an altered arrest report admitted Friday to driving drunk during an October crash that sparked the controversy.
Alli E. Bibaud, 30, the daughter of a Dudley District Court judge, pleaded guilty to drunken driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Framingham District Court.
Judge James Sullivan sentenced her to a total of 14 months of probation, suspended her license for a year, and ordered her to complete a residential treatment program, among other provisions.
A drugged driving charge remains pending.
Bibaud softly answered Sullivan’s questions during the brief hearing as she stood next to her lawyer, Michael C. Wilcox.
She left court with her hood up and declined to comment, saying at one point to reporters, “Can I just go home?”
Wilcox said in court that Bibaud has been sober for 32 days and entered treatment immediately after the Oct. 16 crash.
She was headed after court Friday to an in-patient treatment program in Plymouth, N.H.
Assistant Middlesex District Attorney Jacob McCrindle told Sullivan that Bibaud blew .22 on her breathalyzer test after the single-car crash on a Worcester highway, nearly three times the legal limit.
McCrindle described Bibaud as a “high-risk, high-need individual” who also has a pending drug possession case in Westborough District Court.
Wilcox told Sullivan that Bibaud is a college graduate who’s committed to her recovery and accepts responsibility for her actions.
“She is someone who needs treatment, first and foremost,” Wilcox said.
The fallout from Bibaud’s arrest prompted two federal lawsuits, forced the head of the State Police and his top deputy to abruptly retire, and placed Bibaud’s father, Judge Timothy Bibaud, under scrutiny.
According to court records and officials, Trooper Ryan Sceviour initially noted in his report that Bibaud admitted performing sex acts to support her addiction and also offered him sex in exchange for leniency.
Sceviour wrote that Bibaud said her father was a judge and that “he’s going to kill me.”
State Police Colonel Richard McKeon later ordered Sceviour to remove any reference to Bibaud’s salacious comments in the report, asserting they weren’t relevant to the arrest.
And a lawyer in Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early’s office, where Alli Bibaud worked previously as a victim witness advocate, later requested that the original report be redacted.
Sceviour and another trooper have since filed suit against the state, alleging they were improperly pressured to alter their reports.
The new State Police colonel, Kerry Gilpin, has ordered an internal review of the matter. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is also investigating.
Wilcox said outside court he did not believe that Timothy Bibaud, who started a special Dudley drug court, would have done anything improper in an effort to get special treatment for his daughter.
“It would be shocking to me if Judge Bibaud would get involved in that fashion,” Wilcox said, noting the judge has said publicly that he did nothing of the sort. “It’s just tragic to suggest that this family had anything to do with anything that’s gone on with the State Police.”
Wilcox also commented on the redacted remarks at issue, asserting they weren’t germane to the case.
“I have no idea why such salacious, unnecessary comments would be contained in a police narrative,” Wilcox said.
Regarding his client, he said she’s “extremely remorseful about her conduct.”
Wilcox also denied that Bibaud was seeking favorable treatment when she mentioned during her arrest that her father is a judge.
“She didn’t say anything about ‘my father’s a judge, give me a break,’ ” Wilcox said.
When she said her father is “going to kill me,” the lawyer added, that reflected her awareness that the judge would be “very disappointed in her conduct.”
Sceviour wrote in his report that Alli Bibaud reeked of alcohol when she exited her Toyota Corolla after the crash, and her eyes were nearly shut. She failed sobriety tests, admitted to using heroin and drinking from nips that day, and said she was sick and a heroin addict, Sceviour wrote.
She had fresh track marks on her inner elbows and told Sceviour she became upset when her passenger and boyfriend, John Mclean, tried to use their entire heroin supply during the car ride instead of splitting it, the report said. Sceviour also noted the presence of a “heroin kit” in the vehicle that contained about a dozen hypodermic needles.
Bibaud continued to make lewd comments during booking at the State Police barracks in Holden and lapsed in and out of consciousness before falling asleep, according to the report. She was released on recognizance, and her father picked her up at the barracks.