Canty was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. ET in the parking lot of a Merit gas station in North Attleboro. He did not enter a plea and his case was continued to Nov. 17 in North Attleboro District Court. He was released on personal recognizance.
Canty, 22, said he was waiting to meet someone when he dozed off. He said there was an open bottle of beer near the passenger side of the rear seat.
Canty passed a sobriety test at the scene, North Attleboro police officer Michael Elliott said.
He was charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license to operate was suspended, operating while drinking alcohol, operating without a license and operating without an inspection sticker.
Canty said he was released after paying an overdue speeding ticket he had received during summer training camp, although the court clerk's office said it had no knowledge of that.
Canty, the Patriots' first-round draft pick last year, became a starter this season.
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