WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) — A state lawmaker from the San Gabriel Valley is at the center of controversy after he reportedly struck a woman with a belt during an argument.

Roger Hernandez was served with a emergency protective order on Sunday night after he reportedly had a loud argument with a woman at a local restaurant back in July.

The order claims he allegedly “struck (the victim) with a belt during an argument” and “grabbed (her) by her arms and slammed her against the wall causing visible injury.”

Hernandez – who represents the 57th District, which includes the cities of Azusa, West Covina, Baldwin Park, and Industry – is prohibited from coming within 100 yards of the woman’s residence or visiting her workplace or church.

The former West Covina City Councilman was arrested last March for allegedly driving under the influence after officers reported seeing him weaving through lanes and failing to use turn signals.


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