Phillip 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, our sources 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.