Jack Fincham pleads not guilty to two charges after alleged drug-driving arrest

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Former Love Island winner Jack Fincham has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of controlled substance benzoylecgonine and not guilty to driving under the influence of diazepam.

A trial has been set for December 9 at 10am at Maidstone Magistrates' Court, and it was said in court that it will last one or two days.

Fincham, who appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court supported by his stepdad Fraser McManus, was stopped by police driving his £30,000 Mercedes near his home in Swanley, Kent, in January.

The 29-year-old was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substanced after he was allegedly found to have 239 micrograms of benzoylecgonine — a by-product of cocaine — in his blood.

He was also charged with driving under the influence of diazepam, after he was allegedly found to have 632 micrograms of diazepam in his system — the chemical name for sedative valium.

On his way into court alongside his step dad, Jack wore a printed black t-shirt with lightning bolts on the front, which he paired with a pair of khaki trousers and black trainers.

The reality TV star could be seen smiling for the cameras as he walked into court with his hands in his pockets.

It comes after Jack shared a snap of him enjoying a meal out with some friends on Sunday night – his last social media post before the court appearance on Monday.

The reality star donned a yellow and black polo shit as he celebrated his friend's birthday outing.

Captioning the snap, he said: "Can always count on you two".

Jack shot to fame on Love Island 2018 – which he won alongside his ex-girlfriend Dani Dyer before Jack announced the pair had finally ended things in April 2019.

Jack had previously worked as a pen salesman before his winning stint in the villa with Dani, and he later starred on Celebs Go Dating in 2019.

He has also appeared in ITV's Don't Rock The Boat as well as Celebrity Juice and a celebrity special of The Crystal Maze.

It also comes amid Dani Dyer reportedly splitting from her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence who has recently been sentenced to 42 months in prison for scamming.

Kimmence, 25, was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison after being found guilty of scamming two elderly men out of £34,000 having fraudulently posed as a financial investor.

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