Phillip Phillips' Mom Arrested: Sheryl Phillips Picture

American Idol alum Phillip Phillips' mom is making headlines today after it was revealed that she was arrested for DUI Thursday. TMZ reports Sheryl Phillips was taken into custody after an undercover unit observed her swerving her van across lanes of traffic in Albany, Georgia.

Phillip Phillips and mom Sheryl (Getty)
She was pulled over and officers on the scene had reason to believe she was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. She was apparently not able to complete a field sobriety test given during the stop. Sheryl was then taken to a nearby hospital and doctors later decided she was well enough to go to jail.

Sheryl is reportedly being booked in Dougherty County.

Word has it Sheryl and husband split last week. And Phillip had a notoriously tense relationship with his parents over his course on American Idol. A huge story from last season came up when he refused to help financially after his parents' pawn shop went out of business.
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