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A helmetless motorcycle ride by a 24-year-old man resulted in jail time and a ban from two Okanagan communities.

Jesse McKnight pleaded guilty while in provincial court in Kamloops on Monday to resisting a police officer and driving while disqualified following an incident on a rural road near Penticton on Oct 9.

McKnight has a long criminal record and has remained in jail since being arrested in October.

Defence lawyer Don Campbell said the former high-school athlete and sponsored BMX rider developed a crystal meth addiction but is now clean. While in jail on other offences, he completed education toward a trade.

Campbell said the restriction from two Okanagan communities will help McKnight, who experienced many run-ins with police in Penticton.

"He shouldn't be in Penticton - it's not a healthy place to be. He has everything he needs here."

Judge Len Marchand sentenced McKnight to time served in custody, along with one-year probation and a one-year driving ban. He is also restricted from being within the municipalities of Summerland and Penticton.

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