A solicitor representing Jack Fincham has said the Love Island winner is considering lodging a formal complaint against the police after being “unfairly targeted”.
The reality TV star was arrested by Kent Police on August 26 on suspicion of drug driving, careless driving, driving without insurance and driving while displaying false number plates on the A2 near Dartford.
Fincham, from Swanley, was bailed until November 26 this year.
Conor Johnstone, from Maj Law firm, said he understands the number plates on Fincham’s vehicle were private plates, not false plates, and the TV star vehemently denies all allegations made against him.
He told the PA news agency: “Mr Fincham has not been charged with drug driving and denies any drug consumption whatsoever.
“There is no evidence at this stage that Mr Fincham drove whilst over the legal limit and we are hopeful that his blood results will prove the same.
“Mr Fincham does feel as though he has become a target of Kent Police in recent months and is considering lodging a complaint against the force.”
It comes after a similar incident in 2021, when Fincham was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving offences and later pleaded not guilty at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ court in Kent.
Mr Johnstone, who also represented Fincham in those matters, said prosecutors dropped the case days before a trial, citing “insufficient evidence”.
He told PA: “Mr Fincham was previously arrested on January 4 2021 on suspicion of drug driving. Mr Fincham maintained his innocence throughout and the prosecution eventually dropped the case days before his trial on December 9 2021, as a result of insufficient evidence relating to disclosure requirements.
“In July 2021, he was questioned by police in a car park in Kent. Mr Fincham was not arrested and no charges were brought.
“Mr Fincham has spoken openly about his struggles with mental health in the past and does feel unfairly targeted by Kent Police. We have advised him on the process of lodging a complaint.”
In a statement on Thursday, Kent Police said: “On Saturday 26 August 2023, officers arrested a 31-year-old man from Swanley on suspicion of drug driving, careless driving, driving without insurance and driving while displaying false number plates, on the A2 near Dartford.
“He has since been bailed until 26 November 2023.”
Fincham won the 2018 series of hit ITV2 dating show Love Island with ex-girlfriend Dani Dyer, daughter of former EastEnders actor Danny Dyer.
He later swapped a career in reality TV for boxing, with an upcoming fight against Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers.