Phillip Phillips' mother was arrested early Thursday for driving under the influence.
The stop came in Albany, Georgia, where police arrested Sheryl Phillips after they spotted her van cutting across traffic lanes. TMZ reports that police had reason to suspect that drugs or alcohol were involved and that she was unable to complete a field sobriety test. They say Phillip's parents split up last week and that his relationship with his family is known to have been strained.
He was among 44 activists cuffed for civil disobedience while protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, claiming it will add to the economic crisis and environmental problems. Conor was in good company -- also arrested were Robert F. Kennedy Junior and Darryl Hannah.