Los Angeles, Feb 4, 2015 (AFP) – Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong
crashed his car into two parked vehicles and let his girlfriend take the blame
after a night out, reports said Tuesday.
The 43-year-old’s girlfriend, Anna Hansen, 33, initially told police she
was behind the wheel of Armstrong’s car following the incident in December in
She later admitted to officers that Armstrong — given a life-ban from
cycling three years ago after admitting doping — had been driving the car at
the time, The Denver Post reported.
He faces charges for failing to report an accident and speeding, which are
punishable by up to 90 days in jail and fines of up to $300, it said.
According to the Aspen Daily News, which first reported the December 28
incident, Hansen initially lied about who was behind the wheel and about
whether Armstrong had been drinking, to avoid national headlines.
She was cited in two traffic tickets, but they were subsequently
transferred to Armstrong on January 12 after the circumstances had been
clarified, the Daily News reported.
Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles and given a life-ban
from cycling by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in 2012 for
The cancer-survivor eventually made a public confession in a television
interview with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey in 2013.