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Mother of ‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Arrested for DUI

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Sheryl Phillips, the mother of ‘American Idol’ season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, who scored one of the biggest hits in the show’s history with ‘Home,’ was arrested for DUI on Thursday, Feb. 14.

TMZ reports that Mrs. Phillips was pulled over by an undercover unit that witnessed her van swerving across multiple traffic lanes in Albany, GA.

Phillips received a field sobriety test, but was unable to complete it so she was taken into custody and then to a nearby hospital. She was then transported to jail and booked in Dougherty County.

Rumors has it that Phillips’ parents split last week.

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