Love Island winner hit with ban after driving BMW under influence of cocaine

Former Love Island winner Jack Fincham has been banned from driving after hitting a traffic island in his BMW while under the influence of cocaine.

The 31-year-old star was charged with two counts of drug-driving after the incident on March 18 and he admitted both offences. He was spotted by another motorist clipping a kerb, driving on the wrong side of the road and hitting the traffic island while speeding along a street in Bexley.

Fincham is said to have been at the wheel of his BMW in Old Bexley Lane when a woman travelling behind his car called the police because of the poor manner of his driving. She then followed him for a short distance and told cops he had pulled over in a lane nearby.

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He later admitted to officers he had been driving and even told them he had taken the class A drug two nights previously. The TV personality was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and was found to be over the limit for cocaine and benzoylecgonine, a cocaine by-product.

Kent Online report that Rajni Prashar prosecutor told magistrates that Fincham was convicted of drink-driving in March 2014 and had six points on his licence after being convicted of driving without insurance in June 2022. The court was also told Fincham had 18 microgrammes of cocaine per litre of blood in his system and 800 microgrammes of benzoylecgonine, a cocaine by-product, per litre of blood in his system. The legal limits are 10 and 50 respectively.

Roger Haw, defending, said Fincham had been trying to turn on his sat nav system when he clipped the kerb and that the incident happened late at night when there was no traffic. He dded: "He admitted he was driving and accepts he took cocaine at least a day before. He was honest. He is an actor who had a difficult time in 2021 during the pandemic as work dried up and he now has anxiety and depression.

"He has now taken up boxing and it’s been a success. He has a fight coming up soon. He lives with his parents and is being supported by them." Magistrates heard his last ban for drink-driving was within the last 10 years and as a result, the law states that they must give at least a three-year disqualification to him because it’s his second conviction within that period.

They told Fincham they had no option but to ban him from driving for 36 months and also placed him on a 12-month community order which will see him complete 60 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £114 and £85 costs and he will pay the court at a rate of £50 a month.

Fincham shot to fame in 2018 after winning Love Island alongside ex-girlfriend, Dani Dyer. He has since appeared on other shows such as Don't Look Down and Celebs Go Dating.

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