On that night, Lance Armstrong crashed his car into two parked cars while vacationing with his girlfriend in Aspen. In order to avoid drawing even more negative attention on himself, Lance Armstrong let his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, take the blame for the accident.
This information was revealed by police reports and it appears that a few weeks after the accident, Hansen admitted that she had been lying about the accident and that it was in fact Armstrong who was driving the car that crashed into the two parked cars. Aspen police also cited Armstrong for speeding and failing to report the accident.
At first Hansen told the police that she was the one who was driving the SUV that belonged to the disgraced cyclist and that she was the one who crashed the car into the two parked cars. She told the officers that she had been driving the GMC Yukon because Armstrong had a little bit to drink. The couple were returning home after attending a party at the Aspen Art Museum.
One of the man whose car was hit by Armstrong said that Anna Hansen came to his home and apologized for the accident saying that Armstrong was driving a little bit too fast around the corner and that they would reimburse the man for the repair work.
When Hansen left the man’s house, he called the police to report the hit and run. When Hansen was interrogated by the police she said she had been driving the SUV that hit the two cars. After the truth came out she said that she lied to protect her family. Anna Hansen and Lance Armstrong are not married but they do have a child together.
Anna Hansen has not been charged with the crime, but her boyfriend, Lance Armstrong is slated for a court appearance on March 17. Not reporting accidents is a punishable misdemeanor. If found guilty Armstrong could spend up ato 90 days in prison or be fined up $300. If also found guilty of speeding, Lance Armstrong could get a fine of to $100.
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