Anthony Brian Tecca appeared before Judge Russell Fagg and pleaded not guilty to felony charges of DUI and four counts of criminal endangerment.
The judge allowed Tecca to remain free pending trial on a posted $10,000 bond. He also ordered Tecca to submit to electronic alcohol monitoring.
Tecca was arrested Jan. 7 shortly after 10 p.m. by officers checking on a report of a reckless driver in the area of Belvedere Drive. A motorist called police to report that the driver of a minivan had nearly struck parked cars and almost hit his vehicle head-on.
Officers found the minivan parked on Montclair Drive. Three children, ages 10, 9 and 7, were in the minivan.
Officers said Tecca showed signs of intoxication, performed poorly on a sobriety test and refused to provide a breath sample. A blood sample was taken after a judge issued a search warrant.