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'American Idol' Winner

Phillip Phillips' Mother

Popped for DUI

2/14/2013 1:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sheryl Phillips mug shotPhillip Phillips' mother Sheryl Phillips -- who appeared on several episodes of "American Idol" during Phillip's championship run last season -- was arrested for DUI earlier today, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement officials tell us, an undercover unit observed Sheryl swerving her van across lanes of traffic in Albany, Georgia -- and pulled her over.

We're told ... based on what officers observed after the stop ... they had reason to believe Sheryl was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

According to law enforcement, officers administered a field sobriety test and Sheryl was unable to complete it.

Cops took her into custody and transferred her to a nearby hospital, where doctors decided she was well enough to go to jail. She's currently being booked in Dougherty County.

A source close to the family tells us, Phillip's parents split up last week.

Phillip has famously had a strained relationship with his family, refusing to help financially after their pawn shop went out of business.

Thanks to the Albany Herald for the arrest pic.


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Not a DUI. She was on her way home from the dentist. Careful who you take information from. Coulter is not the "family friend" he claims to be - the Phillips family refers to him as a "wannabe f#cktard."

567 days ago

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am great fan of Phillip Phillips. I voted hime during the AI show. I got tickets for his Tuscaloosa show in Arpil 25. I'm probably lucky, I found some tickets at Here is the link if you want to atend

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