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Lockyer’s Wife Entering Rehab After Alleged Newark Assault

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Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (Lockyer Campaign/Facebook)

Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (Lockyer Campaign/Facebook)

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OAKLAND (KCBS/AP) – An Alameda County supervisor who is married to California’s treasurer is undergoing treatment for substance abuse problems after being assaulted in a motel room.

Nadia Lockyer announced Tuesday that she enrolled in a recovery center to treat her “chemical dependency” and injuries from the Feb. 3 assault.

The 40-year-old Lockyer told police that she met an ex-boyfriend at a Newark motel, where she was staying after having an argument with her husband. She didn’t discuss details of the motel incident in Tuesday’s statement.

Prosecutors are deciding whether to charge the ex-boyfriend.

Lockyer has been married since 2003 to Democrat Bill Lockyer, one of California’s longest-serving elected officials.

Bill Lockyer’s spokesman, Tom Dresslar that the treasurer declined comment and is concerned only with protecting his wife and their 8-year-old son.

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said that she plans on staying on the job and continuing her work.

“She said that she’s continuing to serve for Alameda County. But this is not a very pretty picture no matter how you look at it,” said Matier. “She is an elected official but trying to sort this out isn’t going to be very easy.”

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier:

You can hear Phil Matier’s comments Monday through Friday at 7:50am and 5:50pm on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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