District Attorney moves forward with Phillips' case

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UPDATE (11 AM):

Friday, an accusation was made in state court against Sheryl Jacks Phillips for three counts of driving under the influence (less safe) (drugs) and one count of failure to maintain lane.

According to state documents, Phillips was under the influence of of multiple prescription drugs. Clonazepam, a muscle relaxer, carisoprodol, also a muscle relaxant, and meprobamate, a drug used to treat head aches, anxiety and muscle pain, were all found in her system.


INITIAL STORY:

The Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards spoke to the media Wednesday in reference to Sheryl Phillips' arrest.

Phillips was arrested back in February for DUI-less safe and failure to maintain lane by the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit.

According to our media partner, the Albany Herald, Edwards says, "We're moving forward with the case. Beyond that, I cannot comment."

The District Attorney adds he plans to file an accusation for driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain lane in state court, and that Phillips will be issued a date for arraignment where she will enter her plea before going to trial.

FOX 31 reached out to Phillip's attorney, Patrick Millsaps. Millsaps responded that although he thanks us for the opportunity, he doesn't comment on pending criminal litigation he is handling.

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