Former Love Island winner Jack Fincham was due to appear in court this week after he was accused of taking cocaine and Valium before getting behind the wheel of his £30,000 Mercedes
Jack Fincham ‘s drug driving trial has been dropped just days before he was due in court.
The former Love Island champion, 30, who denied taking cocaine and Valium before driving his £30,000 Mercedes last January was due to appear in court this week.
Jack, who appeared on the ITV show in 2018, was alleged to have had 239 micrograms of benzoylecgonine – a by-product of cocaine – in his blood when police pulled him over near his home in Swanley, Kent, at the beginning of the year.
The reality TV star was also alleged to have had 632 micrograms of diazepam – more commonly known as Valium – in his system at the time.
Jack was due to appear at the Maidstone Magistrates’ Court this Thursday, but the Crown Prosecution Service has dropped the case.
The TV star, who is a dad to 11-month-old daughter Blossom, is now said to be focussing on taking some time for himself now that legal proceedings have been dropped.
A source close to the star said he is looking at undertaking some charity work in the coming weeks and hopes to ‘reinvent’ his public image.
“Jack has been raising money for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is working on himself, giving back to causes that are important to him,” his pal told The Sun.
“He wants to go into 2022 with a positive public perception. His focus is on reinventing himself and establishing himself as a TV personality once again.”
It comes after Jack denied two counts of drug driving when he appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court back in July.
Jack’s lawyers had argued the blood test done by prosecutors was a ‘false positive’.
Following the news that Jack’s drug driving case has been dropped, his lawyers said that the Crown Prosecution Service were unable to present ‘reliable evidence’ to prove the star had drugs in his system.
“Ultimately, the Crown were unable to present any reliable evidence to prove that Mr Fincham had drugs in his system.
“Mr Fincham denied the allegation. He is, therefore, not guilty of the offences charged and will not be required to attend court again in relation to this matter.”
The Mirror has reached out to Jack’s representatives for further comment.