Professional Cyclist Lance Armstrong has been charged with crashing into two parked cars in the Colorado ski resort town of Aspen, with his girlfriend initially telling authorities she was driving.
He was cited leaving the scene of an accident and driving too fast for the snowy conditions.
Police said a resident of the area called 911 to report a hit and run after hearing the crash and seeing two vehicles rented by his relatives were damaged. He said that Armstrong’s girlfriend quickly ran up from around a corner and apologised for hitting the vehicles, said she would pay for the damages, and left her contact information with him.
When questioned by the police Armstrong’s girlfriend said she had been driving because ‘Lance had a lit bit to drink’ and that she lost control of the vehicle on the icy road. The officer was suspicious who then checked with the hotel who said Armstrong was behind the wheel when the couple left the parking lot.
Armstrong is due in court on 17 March according to court records.