Lloyd D. Crawford, 52, of Amherst, was charged with felony drunken driving early Friday morning after he was pulled over on Main Street.
Crawford was stopped in the 5500 block of Main Street about 3 a.m. Friday.
Crawford pleaded not guilty before Amherst Town Justice Kara A. Buscaglia, who noted that this was his third drunken driving arrest since 1988.
The judge did not respond when Crawford stressed that he was active in Amherst Democrat Party politics and had voted for her when she last ran for her judicial post.
Crawford was ordered to remain jailed until he posted either $5,000 cash bail or posted a $15,000 bail bond.