Lance Armstrong attends Aspen Art Museum 2013 ArtCrush Summer Benefit on Aug. 2, 2013 in Aspen, Colorado.
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February 3, 2015 2:48 PM EST

Police say that cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars on Dec. 28 but agreed to let his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, take the blame, according to the Associated Press.

According to police, Armstrong was driving home after a night of partying in Aspen when his SUV hit the cars. Hansen told police that she was the one driving, but later admitted that she was lying and that the two had decided to let her take the blame to avoid national attention on Armstrong.

Police then cited Armstrong for the incident.

Armstrong did not respond to a request for immediate comment by the AP.

Armstrong, 43, was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in August 2012 after it was found that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs.

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