SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Economic development guru Ken Green was arrested Wednesday in Saratoga Springs on charges of driving while intoxicated - his second DWI arrest in the city in the past three years.
Green, 54, of 12 Iroquois Drive, Saratoga Springs, was arrested by Saratoga Springs police on Wednesday for allegedly driving with a blood-alcohol content greater than .18 in the city, police said. The legal threshold for DWI is 0.08.
He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and will face felony charges under the state's new Leandra's Law because he was driving with a child younger than 15 years old in his vehicle, police said.
Green was hired by officials in Glens Falls in 2008 to serve as an economic development consultant for the city. He was also recently hired by the town of Corinth to serve a similar function.
The village of Corinth is also finalizing a contract with Green to serve as an economic development consultant.
He was arrested in Novemeber 2007 for driving while intoxicated in Saratoga Springs and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI in that case.
Green resigned as head of the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation shortly thereafter.
In that position, which he held for more than 20 years, he helped jump-start development at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta and Stillwater, where GlobalFoundries is now building their computer-chip factory.