Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has a court date in March for failing to report an accident and driving too fast.
The incident occurred in December when he let his girlfriend take the rap for crashing into two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen, Colo., in December.
According to Aspen police, Armstrong allegedly hit the parked cars and left before police arrived, letting his girlfriend say she was the one driving. Armstrong was hoping to avoid media coverage of the incident, police said.
Anna Hansen, a part-time Aspen resident and Armstrong’s girlfriend, told police that she had been driving that night and spoke to the homeowner, informing him that she’d pay for the damage, 9news.com in Aspen reported. Hansen initially said that “Lance had a little bit to drink, so I was driving. I was not drinking.”
Hansen was cited, but police were suspicious. After further investigating and talking to Hansen, she admitted to covering up for Armstrong.
Armstrong has yet to comment. Hansen will not face any charges for the incident.
Armstrong has hired lawyer Pamela Mackey, the Denver attorney who represented Kobe Bryant in a Colorado sexual assault case. He is due in court on March 17.
He was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs to win them all from 1999 to 2005.