February 15, 2013 07:01 AM by Lisa Princ
Phillip Phillips, the current American Idol champion, can’t seem to avoid family drama these days. Back in November, it was rumored that Phillips shunned his family, forcing them to auction their pawn shop, and now, we’ve learned that Phillip Phillips’ mother was thrown in the slammer for driving under the influence!
Ah, the family problems continue to follow the current American Idol champ, Phillip Phillips like a black cloud. According to TMZ, Phillips’ mother was arrested yesterday for driving under the influence. Law enforcement told the site that after observing Sheryl Phillips swerving her van all over the road, she was pulled over and given a field sobriety test in Albany, Georgia.
After failing the sobriety test, law enforcement officers took Sheryl into custody, and then sent her to the local hospital. After being examined by doctors, they decided she was well enough to be tossed in the slammer. It’s still unclear whether or not Sheryl was drunk, or under the influence of drugs. Meanwhile, reps for the Phillips’ family told the gossip site that Sheryl and her husband split up last week.
For those of you who remember, we actually saw Sheryl Phillips appear on multiple episodes of American Idol last season. Back in November, there were rumors floating around that Phillips’ family had to auction their pawn shop, as the Idol champ would not give them any financial help, but Phillip never addressed those rumors.
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