Police in Aspen, Colorado, claim that former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong crashed into two parked cars while driving his SUV, and convinced his longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen to take the blame for Dec. 28, 2014, accident.
Armstrong was recently cited for failing to report an accident and speeding, noted the Associated Press.
Hansen reportedly told officers from that she was driving the couple home from an Aspen Art Museum party when she lost control of Armstrong's SUV.
According to 9 News (video below), the cops originally gave Hansen two traffic citations for the accident, but later spoke to a valet who was working at the party that Hansen and Armstrong attended.
The valet claimed that Hansen got in the passenger side of the SUV, while Armstrong sat in the driver's side. Hansen reportedly told police that the couple stopped at a grocery store where she told the ex-cyclist to get in the passenger seat.
However, Thomas Van Allen, who was renting one of the damaged cars, told police, "She said, 'I'm Anna, we're the Armstrongs, my husband's Lance, he was just driving maybe too fast around the corner or something.'"
In reality, Hansen and Armstrong are not married.
According to the Aspen Police Department, Hansen admitted to a police detective on Dec. 31:
"No, that was a joint decision and um, you know, we've had our family name smeared over every paper in the world in the last couple of years, and honestly, I've got teenagers. I just wanted to protect my family because I thought 'Gosh, Anna Hansen hit some cars,' it's not going to show up in the papers, but Lance Armstrong hit some cars, it's going to be a national story."
Armstrong, who had his seven Tour de France titles stripped away in 2012 because of doping, is scheduled to appear in court on March 17.