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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.