I reciently was contacted by a friend that is a supervisor in the locomotive shop. His father in law is the head of the car shop and he was telling his father in law about me and that i would make a great employee. My friend knows that i got a dui 5+ years ago and i have it listed on my application even though it asks for traffic violations in the past 5 years. The reason i still wrote it down is that i don't want it to come back on my background check and ruin my opportunity on getting hired. My friend told me that his father in law put me down on a list for an interview and said that if i do well on the tests i should be able to get the career. I don't drink anymore and that mishap changed my life for the best. atleast it did in me not drinking anymore hopefully it don't ruin my chance of becomming an employee. I am wondering if anyone can tell me what the policy is on how far back they will require my record to be clean. I have had no mishaps since the incident and i intend to keep it that way. I am totally honest on my application and listed the info about my dui eventhough i didn't need to. Can someone clear this up? I have many friends that are employees at NS that have told me that i would be ok after 5 years. TRUE?