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Police: Lance Armstrong hit parked cars after partying in Aspen, let his girlfriend take blame

  • FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2012, file photo, Lance Armstrong, left, prepares to take part in the Power of Four mountain bicycle race, as his girlfriend Anna Hansen looks on, in Snowmass Village, Colo. Authorities say the disgraced cyclist hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention. Police say they cited Armstrong after the Dec. 28, 2014, hit-and-run but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2012, file photo, Lance Armstrong, left, prepares to take part in the Power of Four mountain bicycle race, as his girlfriend Anna Hansen looks on, in Snowmass Village, Colo. Authorities say the disgraced cyclist hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention. Police say they cited Armstrong after the Dec. 28, 2014, hit-and-run but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Dec. 28, 2014 photo provided by the Aspen Police Department shows vehicles involved in a hit-and-run in Aspen, Colo. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show. Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding on Jan. 12, 2015, after the Dec. 28 accident, but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. (AP Photo/Aspen Police Department)

    This Dec. 28, 2014 photo provided by the Aspen Police Department shows vehicles involved in a hit-and-run in Aspen, Colo. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show. Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding on Jan. 12, 2015, after the Dec. 28 accident, but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. (AP Photo/Aspen Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Dec. 28, 2014 photo provided by the Aspen Police Department shows one of the two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run in Aspen, Colo. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show. Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding on Jan. 12, 2015, after the Dec. 28 accident, but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. (AP Photo/Aspen Police Department)

    This Dec. 28, 2014 photo provided by the Aspen Police Department shows one of the two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run in Aspen, Colo. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show. Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding on Jan. 12, 2015, after the Dec. 28 accident, but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. (AP Photo/Aspen Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention.

Police say they cited Armstrong after the Dec. 28 hit-and-run but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him.

Police say Hansen told them she had been driving home from a party when she lost control of Armstrong's SUV, hitting the cars. But Hansen eventually told officers Armstrong was driving, and they both decided to let her take the blame.

Armstrong declined immediate comment, and his attorney didn't immediately return a call.

Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs to win them all from 1999 to 2005.