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Boston cop arrested for unauthorized use of police car

A Boston cop who was placed on administrative leave due to a larceny investigation was arrested Friday for allegedly using a police vehicle without authorization.

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A Boston cop who was placed on administrative leave due to a larceny investigation was arrested Friday for allegedly using a police vehicle without authorization, authorities said Sunday.

The Boston Globe reports Patrick Donovan took a police vehicle from the Boston Police Department in Dorchester and drove it to Revere, where he was involved in an incident with his domestic partner.

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Donovan, who was hired in 2002, has been on leave since September 2013 after the Internal Affairs Department charged him with a separate incident of larceny. Steps are being taken to terminate his employment, according to a BPD spokeswoman.

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