Los Angeles - 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 on Tuesday.
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 Aspen, Colorado.
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
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.
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.